Journalist Jennifer Carr

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Jennifer Carr

New York Times Member of the Metro Desk

Born: Jan 28, 1974 in Pleasantville, NY

Education: Columbia University

Career Highlights:

Journalism student, associate editor at the Columbia Daily Spectator; Sacramento Bee and Memphis Commercial Appeal. Wrote about high school board elections in his hometown of Pleasantville, NY. 1992

Took part in “Governors on Drugs” story, reporting on the effects of growth hormone in sheep.

Years Covering Federal Politics: 1997-2001 in Washington and New York, reporting on every President from Bill Clinton to President Bush.

Early Career:

Set the record for most local daily (Boston Herald) and national weekly (Washington Times) weather stories by almost doubling them in the first five years and also announced the first-ever live weather-dating experiment in Boston when he revealed the storm bands drifting off the Atlantic offshore.

Education: Columbia University

Age: 37

Played soccer as a teen and worked as a summer camp counselor.

Recently Won a Pulitzer Prize as a result of the “Toyota Tsunami” story

Current Project/Mentor:

Another adventure to be announced on a later date.

Name, Cell Phone Number, and Bio

In New York: Tries to get things done

Phone: (212) 395-3888; E-mail: [email protected]; Facebook: Jennifer Carr and Society At-Large (press liscate)

Contact in Washington: Email: [email protected]; website: ms.thehf.harvard.edu

In Sacramento: While working in the office for W.H. Boney, a newspaper for the California Delta farmers, was able to obtain an audio tape of the control room recordings of the nerve agents Agent Orange and other defoliants that set fire to swaths of the Delta in the 1970s. His captivating narrative and photography chronicled the effect that the clouds of defoliants had on the landscape. Following his time in Sacramento, he stayed with the Boney paper, (then the Sacramento Bee), where he covered the oral history project of the early 1970s who portrayed the farmers, the Water Replenishment District and other water agencies as entities out of touch with what their customers wanted and needed. The story resonated. He won a Pulitzer in 2001 for Commentary and covered a prisoner release from the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. During his tenure in Sacramento, he reported on state legislators leaving the Capitol, plunging a number of state agencies and departments into disarray. He is active in the nearby community and enjoys playing basketball.

Website: [email protected], @jennifercarr on Twitter

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