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Trinity alumnus awarded Pulitzer Prize in journalism

Steven Pearlstein '73Steven Pearlstein ’73 has won a Pulitzer Prize for his work as a columnist at the Washington Post. He began his career immediately after graduating from Trinity, with positions as a reporter at Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover, New Hampshire) and the Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor. He spent several years as senior editor at Inc. magazine before joining the Post. He also launched a monthly journal of liberal opinion called the Observer, and worked as a reporter at a National Public Television station in Boston. Outside of journalism, he has held positions in the offices of Senator John Durkin and Representative Michael Harrington. In 2003, he became the Post’s business columnist, and his opinions, published three times a week, gained him this year’s Pulitzer Prize for journalism in the commentary category. During Reunion Weekend 2008, Pearlstein will moderate a panel discussion called “Wall Street Meltdown: Lessons from the Recent Credit Bubble.”