Monday, April 7, 2008

Dave Umhoefer's Pension Reporting Wins Pulitzer Prize

Dave Umhoefer, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's reporter on the Milwaukee County pension scandals, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting.

This is a tremendous achievement. It's great news for Dave and the paper, and for readers and local taxpayers, too, because it will compel further reporting and legal action to remedy what Umhoefer has continually uncovered, and so brilliantly explained.

I worked with Dave at the paper.

He's the consummate professional, and now the whole world knows.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I roomed with Dave's brother Bob at the UW-Madison. I never met Bob but this is the closest I'll probably ever get to a Pulitzer!
Eric Wilson
Zurich, Switzerland (location at time of post)