Michael D. Sallah

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Michael D. Sallah
Occupation journalist
Alma mater University of Toledo
Notable works Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War,
The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba
Notable awards 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting,
2007 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting

Michael D. Sallah is a Pulitzer Prize- winning American investigative reporter.


He graduated from St. John's Jesuit High School in Ohio and the University of Toledo, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in journalism.

While working for The Toledo Blade, he received numerous state and national awards for his investigative stories into organized crime, clerical sexual abuse and white-collar fraud. He was named Best Reporter in Ohio in 2002 by the Society of Professional Journalists.[1]

Two years later, Sallah and fellow reporters Mitch Weiss and Joe Mahr were awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize[2] for Investigative Reporting for a series on the atrocities by Tiger Force, a U.S. Army platoon during the Vietnam War.

He became an investigative reporter and editor at The Miami Herald, where he directed numerous projects including a series on public housing corruption[3] that won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting.[4] He was a Pulitzer finalist for meritorious Public Service in 2012 for a series exposing wretched and deadly conditions in Florida's assisted living facilities.[citation needed] He worked two years at The Washington Post, and returned in 2014 to The Miami Herald, where he was a Pulitzer finalist for Local Reporting in 2016 for stories that exposed a corrupt police sting operation that laundered $71.5 million for drug cartels—kept millions in profits—but did not make a single arrest.[citation needed] He is currently on the national investigations team for Gannett/USA Today Network.



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