Reporter covering local news, Washington institutions and historical topics Education: Villanova University, BA and MA in history; Nieman fellow, Harvard University
Michael E. Ruane is a general assignment reporter who also covers Washington institutions and historical topics. He has been a general assignment reporter at the Philadelphia Bulletin, an urban affairs and state feature writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and a Pentagon correspondent at Knight Ridder newspapers.
Honors & Awards:
Part of the Washington Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize prize in 2008 for coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting
Books by Michael E. Ruane:
With Sari Horwitz: Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation.
The cautious US reconnaissance mission over Japanese territory was designed to avoid starting World War II. But it was aborted at the last minute, even as the enemy fleet approached from an unexpected direction.