Pat Stith

Pat Stith, 62, is an investigative reporter at The News & Observer. He
joined the service out of high school and served as a journalist aboard
a heavy cruiser. After graduating from the UNC he worked at The
Charlotte News and, since 1971, at The N&O. He has been an investigative
reporter for more than 30 years. Stith is a former director of
Investigative Reporters and Editors and was chairman of IRE's first
national conference on computer assisted reporting. He won a Pulitzer
Prize in 1996.