The 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Beat Reporting

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Chuck Philips and Michael A. Hiltzik

Chuck Philips


  • Los Angeles Times, staff writer, Business section, 1995-; contract writer, Calendar section, 1993-95; reporter, Calendar section, 1990-92. Calendar Music Reporter, freelance writer, 1990-91. Cashbox Magazine, freelance writer, 1989. Rolling Stone/Spin Magazine, freelance writer, 1993-95. Wasserman Silkscreen, 1987-90.


  • California State University, Long Beach. B.A., Journalism, 1989.


  • Born: October 15, 1952. Detroit, Michigan. Single.


  • Columbia Journalism Review Laurel Award for investigation of Grammy organization, 1998. Los Angeles Times Editorial Award, for beat reporting, 1996 National Association of Black Journalists Award for investigative business reporting, 1996. George Polk Award for cultural reporting coverage of the $12-billion U.S. music industry, 1996. Los Angeles Press Club Award for censorship stories, 1990.

Michael A. Hiltzik


  • Los Angeles Times, staff writer, Business section, 1994-; Moscow correspondent, 1993-94; Nairobi bureau chief, 1988-93; New York financial writer, 1982-88; staff writer, Business section, Los Angeles, 1922; staff writer, Business section, Orange County Edition, 1981-82.


  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism. M.S., Journalism, 1974. Colgate University, Hamilton, New York. BA., Journalism, 1973.


  • Born: November 9, 1952. New York, NY.

  • Married: Deborah.
  • Children: Andrew and David.


  • Pulitzer Prize finalist, Explanatory Journalism, "The Managed Care Revolution: Remaking Medicine in California", 1996. State Bar of California Public Service Award for Distinguished Reporting, co-winner, 1984. Overseas Press Club Citation for Coverage of East Africa, 1989.


  • Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age (HarperCollins, March 1999).
  • A Death in Kenya (Delacorte Press, 1991).