Stephanie McCrummen Bio, Age, Career, Awards

Stephanie McCrummen Biography

Stephanie McCrummen is an American journalist and reporter for the Washington Post. She won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, a George Polk Award, and an Erikson Institute Prize. Also, she is a national enterprise reporter covering an array of subjects for The Washington Post.

Previously, she was the paper’s East Africa bureau chief based in Nairobi. She has also reported from Egypt, Iraq, and Mexico, among other places. Also joined The Post in 2004 as a Metro reporter covering the suburban housing boom. Before that, she was a reporter for Newsday in New York.

Stephanie McCrummen Age

She was born May 1, 1970, in Birmingham. as of 2019, she is 49 years old. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama.McCrummen, granddaughter of former Judson College chancellor Norman McCrummen.

Stephanie McCrummen Education

Stephanie graduated from Ramsay High School in 1988. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1992. Her professional degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1998. During her college years, she worked as a community organizer, as an intern for Pacifica Radio, and as a secretary at the World Bank. After completing her degree, she took a reporting job with Newsday, where she covered government, development and the Long Island region.

Stephanie McCrummen Career

McCrummen moved from Newsday to The Washington Post in December 2004. She initially reported from the DC suburbs, then succeeded Emily Wax as the paper’s East Africa bureau chief in Nairobi, Kenya for three and a half years beginning in September 2006. In her career, she has also reported from Egypt, Iraq, and Mexico. She is currently a member of the paper’s national enterprise team.

McCrummen was awarded the 2015 “Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media” for her numerous feature stories involving people experiencing mental illness. She was the lead reporter for a November 8, 2017 exposé in the Washington Post described the experiences of young women claiming to have been sexually assaulted or harassed by U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. The paper was awarded a “Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting” for that story.

Stephanie McCrummen Awards

  • 2015 Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Reporting.
  • 2016 Best American Newspaper Narratives, first place for “An American Void”.
  • 2018 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting for coverage of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore
  •  George Polk Award for Political Reporting for coverage of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2018.
  • 2018 Member of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Investigative Reporting.

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