Western Kentucky University

WKU Archives - Pulitzer Prize Winners

WKU Pulitzer Prize Winners
Name Year Employer Prize Category
Scott Applewhite 1999 Associated Press feature photography of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal
Scott Applewhite 1993 Associated Press feature photography during the 1992 presidential campaign.
Bryan Armstrong 1982 Kansas City Star or
Kansas City Times
spot news reporting on Hyatt Regency Hotel balcony collapse and identification of its causes.
Tom Beshear 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Tim Broekema 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Todd Buchanan
student
1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Todd Buchanan 1985 Orange County
Register
sports news photography coverage of the 1984 Olympic games.
Carla Harris
Charlton
1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Al Cross 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Valerie Elmore 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
David Frank 2002 New York Times news photography on the 9/11 terrorists attacks,
David Frank 2002 New York Times feature photography on war in Afghanistan
David Frank 1983 Jackson Clarion
Ledger
Mississippi
public service for Mississippi education reform coverage.
Mary Ann
Gerth
1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Kelly Guenther 2002 freelance for
New York Times
news photography on the 9/11 terrorists attacks,
Barry Gutierrez 2003 Rocky Mountain
News
news photography for coverage of the 2002 Colorado wild fires
Kim Kolarik 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Rick Loomis 2007 Los Angeles Times explanatory reporting of world's distressed oceans
Bill Luster 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Bill Luster 1976 Courier-Journal feature photography on court-ordered busing in Louisville.
Mark Lyons 1983 Jackson Clarion
Ledger
Mississippi
public service for Mississippi education reform coverage.
Mary Ann Lyons 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Alan Mattingly 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Cheryl Diaz Meyer 2004 Dallas Morning News news photography on the war in Iraq.
Mark Osler 2003 Rocky Mountain News news photography for coverage of the 2002 Colorado wild fires
Tom Patterson 1986 The Denver Post, public service for series on 'Missing Children."
Tristan Pierce 1976 Courier-Journal feature photography on court-ordered busing in Louisville.
Marc Piscotty 2003 Rocky Mountain News news photography for coverage of the 2002 Colorado wild fires,
Marc Piscotty 2000 The Denver Post, breaking news photography on student shootings at Columbine High School.
Paul Schuhmann 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news
Paul Schuhmann 1976 Courier-Journal feature photography on court-ordered busing in Louisville.
Nikita Stewart 2005 Star-Ledger, Newark breaking news reporting on resignation of N.J. governor
William Strode 1976 Courier-Journal feature photography on court-ordered busing in Louisville.
William Strode 1967 Courier-Journal public service for strip-mining coverage.
Doug Tatum 2006 Times-Picayune breaking news reporting on Hurricane Katrina
Sam Upshaw Jr. 1989 Courier-Journal general news reporting of 1988 Carrollton bus crash, news

Finalists and Other Nominees

Name Year Employer Prize
Jeanie Adams-Smith 2005 Chicago Tribune finalist for general non-fiction for book, Survivors: Children of Divorce, a book co-authored by her husband, David.
Steven King 2006 washingtonpost.com finalist for public service entry that included an interactive feature and exclusive video that uniquely explained Al-Queda's changing and growing presence on the Internet.
Marc Piscotty 2001 Rocky Mountain News feature photography ffinalist for images of suburban high school students facing adulthood.
Jason Riley 2004 Courier-Journal finalist for Public Service for "Justice Delayed, Justice Denied,"
Joe Stefanchik, student 1995 Courier-Journal freelance had his news picture of a gas explosion/fire, nominated by The Courier Journal for news photography.
Hunter Wilson, student 2006 washingtonpost.com finalist for public service entry that included an interactive feature and exclusive video that uniquely explained Al-Queda's changing and growing presence on the Internet.

Lists provided to WKU Archives by JoAnn Albers.  Pulitzer Organization lists all winners in all categories.

 Last Modified 9/13/13