Tracy Weber

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Tracy Weber in La Grange, Illinois an American journalist, a reporter for ProPublica.[1]

Tracy was one of the country's top track runners as a high school student. She recorded a 4:44.7 mile while competing for the Cindergals Running Club (San Jose) and Lynbrook High School in California.

She graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. and M.A. in Journalism in 1989. She was a reporter for the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times.[2]

With the Times in 2004, Weber and Charles Ornstein covered "the Trouble at King/Drew" hospital in a series of articles.[1] They shared the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service citing "courageous, exhaustively researched series exposing deadly medical problems and racial injustice at a major public hospital."[3][4] The series was recognized by other journalism awards, too.[1]

Another series by Ornstein and Weber, "When Caregivers Harm: California's Unwatched Nurses" in 2009, was a finalist for the Public Service Pulitzer.[1] The citation recognized LA Times and ProPublica for "their exposure of gaps in California’s oversight of dangerous and incompetent nurses, blending investigative scrutiny and multimedia storytelling to produce corrective changes."[4]

Weber is married, with two children.



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  3. ^ a b "The 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Public Service". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-03. With reprints of 20 works (L.A. Times articles, 18 published during December 2004).
  4. ^ a b c "Public Service". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  5. ^ Eye on the Prize

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