Walt Bogdanich

Walt Bogdanich

Formal First Name
1950 - present

Walt Bogdanich is the Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter for The New York Times. He also teaches ourses in investigative journalism as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Bogdanich has won journalism's most prestigious honors multiple times, including three Pulitzer Prizes and four George Polk Awards. Prior to joining The Times in 2001, he was an investigative producer for "60 Minutes'' on CBS and for ABC News, and an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York and Washington. He also worked for The Cleveland Press andThe Plain Dealer.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Bogdanich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his stories about faulty tests in American medical laboratories.

  • He won his second Pulitzer (2005) for reporting about cover-ups of fatal accidents at railway crossings.

  • He earned his third Pulitzer (2008) for toxic substances discovered in products imported from China.

  • In 2008, his team won the 2008 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Fin and Fin and Fin and Fin and Financial Journalism.

  • In 1979, 1994, 2002 and 2004, Bogdanich won the George Polk Award, given for special achievement in journalism.