BA 1985, Political Science

Investigative Reporter, Seattle Times

As an investigative reporter with the Seattle Times, Ken Armstrong has written about illegally sealed court records, the MRSA pathogen’s unchecked rise, and a community’s complicity in protecting wayward athletes. He previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, where he co-wrote a series on the death penalty that helped prompt the governor to suspend executions and to empty Death Row.

In 2009 Armstrong received the John Chancellor Award from Columbia University for lifetime achievement. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and the McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton. He has won many of journalism’s top awards, including the George Polk, Worth Bingham and Michael Kelly, and is a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He co-authored a book with Nick Perry, Scoreboard, Baby, published in the fall of 2010.

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