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Boo, Collins elected to Pulitzer Prize Board

November 7, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Katherine Boo, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, and Gail Collins, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Columbia University made the announcement Thursday.

Boo, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, was a reporter at The Washington Post when her series on mistreatment of mentally challenged people resulted in the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Collins joined the editorial board of The New York Times in 1995. Six years later she became the first woman editor of its editorial page.

At the beginning of 2007, she took a leave to finish a book. She returned to the paper as a columnist later in 2007.

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