Debbie Cenziper

Debbie Cenziper
Title:
Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs
Office:
MPA 421
Phone:
202-994-6227
Email:
[email protected]

Debbie Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Washington Post. Over 20 years, Debbie's stories have sent people to prison, changed laws, prompted federal investigations and produced more funding for affordable housing, mental health care and public schools.

She has won many major awards in American print journalism, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard University. She received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for stories about affordable housing developers in Miami who were stealing from the poor; a year before that, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for stories about widespread breakdowns in the nation's hurricane-tracking system.

Debbie is the author of the critically acclaimed new nonfiction book, "Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality," which was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and is now the subject of a major feature film by 20th Century Fox.

Debbie is a frequent speaker on narrative writing and investigative reporting. She grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Florida in 1992.