- Debbie Cenziper
Debbie Cenziper joined The Washington Post’s Investigative staff after working at the Miami Herald for more than five years. She received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for her year-long investigation of housing corruption in Miami, which led to the convictions of several developers and to a federal takeover of the county housing agency.
In 2006, Debbie was named a Pulitzer finalist in explanatory reporting for her series exposing breakdowns in the nation’s hurricane-warning system. Among other things, she has reported on public education, prescription drug abuse and mental health care. Her 2004 series on Florida’s broken clemency system prodded the state to begin restoring civil rights to tens of thousands of former felons who had been barred from voting. Her 2003 series on Miami’s failed $1 billion school construction program led to the dismissal of top administrators and to a criminal probe.
“Forced Out,” Debbie’s first series at The Post, was awarded Harvard University’s 2009 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
Debbie grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Florida in 1992.