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McGrory '05 Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Kathleen "Kat" McGrory '05 Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Times

Kathleen "Kat" McGrory '05, former editor of The Spectator and current deputy investigations editor at the Tampa Bay Times, was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for "impactful reporting, based on sophisticated data analysis, that revealed an alarming rate of patient fatalities following Johns Hopkins’ takeover of a pediatric heart treatment facility."  She and her colleague, investigative reporter Neil Bedi, wrote a series of eight articles from April through December 2018 on the topic. 

Earlier in the year, their series on a troubled children's heart surgery program the pair won the prestigious George Polk Award for local reporting. They also tied for first place in a national competition held by Investigative Reporters and Editors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting.

 McGrory had previously been a reporter at The Miami Herald and joined the Times in 2015.

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