Donald McNeil Jr.
He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in rhetoric. He started at the Times in 1976 as a copy boy. He left in 1979 to teach journalism at Columbia University while studying history. From 1995 to 2002, he was a foreign correspondent based in South Africa and France. In 2013, he was featured in an acclaimed documentary about AIDS drugs, Fire In the Blood.
He lives in Brooklyn. He has two daughters and a stepson.
- 2013 - Third Place, Beat reporting, American Association of Health Care Journalists
- 2012 – Third Place, Beat reporting, American Association of Health Care Journalists
- 2007 – Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
- 2006 – Overseas Press Club award
- 2002 – First place in foreign reporting from the National Association of Black Journalists
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- Bale, Miriam (2013-09-05). "'Fire in the Blood' Spotlights AIDS in Africa". The New York Times.
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