Lisa Chedekel

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Lisa S. Chedekel is an American investigative journalist. At the Hartford Courant in 1998 she was on the team[citation needed] that provided "clear and detailed coverage of a shooting rampage in which a state lottery worker killed four supervisors then himself", and won next year's Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting with that citation.[1] Still at the Courant in 2006, she wrote stories on military mental health care won some national awards. She and Matthew Kauffman were finalists for the Investigative Reporting Pulitzer, citing "their in-depth reports on suicide among American soldiers in Iraq, leading to congressional and military action to address mental health problems raised in the stories."[2][3] In 2002, she was one of a few American journalists to visit and report from Saudi Arabia. She continues to write for media publications in the New England region. In December 2010, she co-founded the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (, a non-profit investigative news service focusing on health and safety.

Chedekel graduated from Wesleyan University, in 1982.[4] She attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., her hometown.



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  1. ^ a b "Breaking News Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  2. ^ a b "Investigative Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  3. ^ "Lisa Chedekel, Veteran Reporter on Veterans Issues, Allegedly to Take Courant Buyout". Healing Combat Trauma. 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ Davis, Emma. "Lisa Chedekel '82 nominated for Pulitzer for investigative reports - News". The Wesleyan Argus. Retrieved 2013-11-07.