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Marr ’89 Wins Pulitzer

The 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting was awarded to the staff of The Miami Herald, including reporter Madeleine Marr ’89.

Alongside her colleagues at The Miami Herald, real-time news reporter Madeleine Marr ’89 earned a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for the paper’s coverage of the condo complex collapse in Surfside, Fla., last summer.

Read Marr’s reporting.

The award citation commends the Herald for “its urgent yet sweeping coverage of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium complex, merging clear and compassionate writing with comprehensive news and accountability reporting.”

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Marr has been with The Miami Herald since 2003, covering such features as travel, fashion and food, as well as the aftermath of the Champlain Towers condo complex collapse. In 2007, she helped launch the newspaper’s daily People Page, attending red carpet events, awards ceremonies and press junkets; interviewing some of the biggest names in show business; and hosting her own online show. Marr, who earned her degree in psychology from HWS, is originally from New York City and has two daughters.

Marr is the second HWS graduate in as many years to win a Pulitzer Prize. In 2021, Tamara Payne ’88 earned a Pulitzer Prize for Biography for The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, coauthored with her father, the late journalist and author Les Payne P’88.