Bogdanich is assistant editor for the New York Times Investigations Desk and an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before joining The Times in 2001, he was an investigative producer for 60 Minutes on CBS and for ABC News. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
In 1988, while a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Bogdanich won the Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting for reporting about faulty testing in American medical laboratories. He shared with Mike Wallace the 1999 Gerald Loeb Award for Network and Large-Market Television for an "Investigative Piece on the International Pharmaceutical Industry." In 2004, he won the George Polk Award, for National Reporting. In 2005, now a reporter at The New York Times, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and the 2005 Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers for a series of reports about corporate cover-ups of fatal accidents at railway crossings. In 2008, Bogdanich and New York Times colleague Jake Hooker won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for reporting on toxic substances that were discovered in products imported from China. Their reporting also won the 2008 Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers. Bogdanich received the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and shared another Gerald Loeb Award in 2017 for Images/Graphics/Interactives.
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