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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Victor Nichols

Richmond alumnus wins Pulitzer Prize

Seven years ago, Chris Hamby was a journalism student at University of Richmond, and Monday he became a Pulitzer Prize winner for his work reporting on coal miners being denied benefits. Hamby, 28, called winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting a shock. "It's incredibly gratifying to see something that consumed your thoughts and emotions for at least a year be recognized at this level," he said. Hamby works at The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., and his report earned the center's first Pulitzer Prize.

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