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UNH Alum Wins Pulitzer Prize

By Erika L. Mantz
UNH News Bureau

April 8, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. -- Kevin Sullivan and his wife, Mary Jordan, won this year's Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for exposing corruption in Mexico's criminal justice system. They faced harrowing obstacles in reporting on how Mexico maintains one criminal justice system for the rich and another for the poor.
Kevin Sullivan

Sullivan is a 1981 graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He majored in English.

Sullivan has been co-bureau chief of The Washington Post's Mexico City Bureau since 2000, covering Mexico, Cuba and Central America. He held the same position in the Post's Tokyo bureau from 1995 to 1999, where he covered Japan, the Korean Peninsula and much of Asia. He joined the Post in 1991.

Lisa Miller, associate professor of English at UNH and director of its journalism program, has known Sullivan for more than 20 years. They worked together at The Gloucester Daily Times in Massachusetts, Sullivan's first reporting job.

"I'm very proud of him and I'm really excited. He and his wife are great people and work really hard. Kevin is a funny, generous person and you wouldn't think of him as someone who was really driven, but when it comes to reporting he is incredibly driven. It matters to him to tell these important stories."

Lisa Miller can be reached at (603) 862-0251.

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