1998 Pulitzer Prizes- Beat Reporting Biography

Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times

Greenhouse accepting her award (18k)
Columbia University President, George Rupp, presents Linda Greenhouse with the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting.

Linda Greenhouse
Linda Greenhouse

Linda Greenhouse became The New York Times Supreme Court correspondent in 1978. Except for a brief period covering Congress in the mid-80's, she has covered the Court since that time.

Ms. Greenhouse joined The Times in July 1968 as a news clerk to James Reston, the columnist. In 1969 she was promoted to general assignment reporter and in 1970 became Westchester County correspondent for three years. After a short time on night rewrite, she was assigned to Albany to cover the New York State legislature and state government. She spent four years in the state capital, the last two as bureau chief.

Following a year at the Yale Law School, from 1977 to 1978, where she earned a master of studies in law degree on a Ford Foundation fellowship, she joined the Washington staff.

Born on Jan. 9, 1947, in New York City, Ms. Greenhouse grew up in Hamden, CT. She received a bachelor of arts degree in government, magna cum laude, from Radcliffe College in 1968. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she was an editor of the Harvard Crimson.

Ms. Greenhouse is a member of the board of directors of the Harvard Club of Washington D.C. and of the Yale Law School Fund.

She and her husband, Eugene R. Fidell, a lawyer, live in Bethesda, Md., with their daughter Hannah.

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