Celebrating the written word
Mark Washburn has spent his career working at newspapers in the South. At the Miami Herald, he rose to be state editor in charge of coverage throughout Florida, the nation's weirdest state. In his 20 years with Knight Ridder newspapers, he was part of three news-gathering projects that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service -- Hurricane Andrew in Miami, the Red River Flood in Grand Forks, N.D., and Hurricane Katrina in south Mississippi. He served as a war correspondent with two tours of Iraq in 2004 and 2005. He retired in 2016 as a reporter and columnist at The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina but contributes occasionally to the newspaper and is a columnist for Business North Carolina magazine. He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, serves on the board of the Davidson Housing Coalition and continues to rage against tolls on Interstate 77.
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