The 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Beat Reporting

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Diana K. Sugg

As a health reporter at The Baltimore Sun, Diana K. Sugg covers a broad range of medical advances, research and health policy. But Sugg always looks for the people behind the story: the young psychiatry resident scrambling to handle a load of children in the emergency room, the brothers offering their bodies to test sickle cell treatments, the harpist who plays for the dying.

In her eight years at the paper, Sugg has won local, state and national awards. She started covering medicine at The Sacramento Bee in 1993, writing about the revolution remaking California’s health care system, Medicaid managed care and other major issues.

Previously, Sugg covered crime at The Bee. Her beat coverage has been featured in Crime on Deadline, as well as New Reporting and Writing, the country’s most popular journalism textbook. She has written about her crime reporting for the Nieman Reports.

She has also worked at The Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal and the Associated Press in Philadelphia. Sugg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Villanova University and earned her Master’s degree in journalism on a Kiplinger Fellowship at Ohio State University. She lectured on beat reporting this past summer at the Poynter Institute and was recently named to Poynter’s National Advisory Board.