Sullivan, Kevin

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SULLIVAN, Kevin

PERSONAL:

Married Mary Jordan (a journalist); children: two. Education: Graduated from University of New Hampshire, 1981; attended Georgetown University, 1994-95; attended Stanford University, 1999-2000.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20071. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester, MA, 1986-90, reporter; Providence Journal-Bulletin, Providence, RI, 1991, reporter; Washington Post, Washington, DC, staff reporter, beginning 1991, co-bureau chief, Tokyo, Japan, 1995-99, co-bureau chief, Mexico City, Mexico, 2000—.

AWARDS, HONORS:

John S. Knight fellow, Stanford University; Inter-American Press Association award, 1990, for story on drug cartels in Medellin, Colombia; Pulitzer Prize (with wife, Mary Jordan), 2003, for international reporting.

WRITINGS:

Contributor to Gloucester Daily Times, Providence Journal-Bulletin, and Washington Post.

SIDELIGHTS:

Kevin Sullivan, a co-bureau chief for the Washington Post, shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. Sullivan's work, done in collaboration with his wife and colleague Mary Jordan, examines abuses in Mexico's criminal justice system. During their investigations, Sullivan and Jordan found gross inequalities in the dispensation of justice between the rich and the poor, an absence of justice for women and children, and evidence of torture by Mexican police. "We hope that by shining a light on these problems we have helped to make things a little better for people who have no one else to advocate for them," Sullivan told a Quill contributor. "That is the best result a journalist can hope for."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Quill, July, 2003, "Foreign Correspondence," p. 43.

ONLINE

Pulitzer Prize Web site, http://www. http://www.pulitzer.org/ (April 20, 2004).*

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