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.
Mary Ann Arnold was illiterate, so she got friends and neighbors to write her letters to her husband,John, a soldier in the Union army. The couple pledged their love until death, He was killed three days before the war ended in 1865.