Gayle Reaves

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Gayle Reaves is an American journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize and a George Polk Award. She was editor of the Fort Worth Weekly, an alternative newspaper serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, from October 2001 to March 2015.[1]


Reaves was an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1973.[2][3]

Before joining the Fort Worth Weekly, Reaves worked as a projects reporter, writer and assistant city editor for The Dallas Morning News. She was also a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin American-Statesman, the now-defunct Austin Citizen, and began her career at the Paris (TX) News.

Reaves is a founder and former president of the Association for Women Journalists and past president of the Journalism and Women Symposium.

She is a Texan, resident in Fort Worth.


Reaves was a Pulitzer finalist in 1989,[citation needed] and she was one member of a team[citation needed] at The Dallas Morning News that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1994, covering "the epidemic of violence against women in many nations".[4] Eleven reporters and five photojournalists created the 14 story-series "Violence Against Women: A Question of Human Rights".

Reaves won, along with fellow Dallas Morning News reporters David Hanners and David McLemore, the 1990 George Polk Award for regional reporting following a series on South Texas drug wars.[5]


  1. ^ "Gayle Reaves Named Editor at FW Weekly", October 10, 2001, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.
  2. ^ "Morning News wins Pulitzer Prize", The Dallas Morning News, April 13, 1994, A1.
  3. ^ "UT-A Pulitzer Prize Winners".
  4. ^ "International Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  5. ^ George Polk Award winners

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