2022 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Columbia University today announced the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

May 09, 2022

At 3:00 pm Eastern time today, Marjorie Miller, the Pulitzer Prizes’ newly appointed administrator, announced the winners of the 106th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama, and Music. After the presentation of the winners, Miller gave a special citation award to "the journalists of Ukraine for their courage, endurance, and commitment to reporting during Vladimir Putin's ruthless invasion of their country."

An in-person awards ceremony to celebrate this year's winners is tentatively scheduled for next fall.


Public Service
The Washington Post

Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Miami Herald

Investigative Reporting
Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington, and Eli Murray of the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Explanatory Reporting
Staff of Quanta Magazine, New York, N.Y., notably Natalie Wolchover

Local Reporting
Madison Hopkins of the Better Government Association, Chicago, Ill., and Cecilia Reyes of the Chicago Tribune

National Reporting
Staff of The New York Times

International Reporting
Staff of The New York Times

Feature Writing
Jennifer Senior of The Atlantic

Melinda Henneberger of The Kansas City Star

Salamishah Tillet of The New York Times

Editorial Writing
Lisa Falkenberg, Michael Lindenberger, Joe Holley, and Luis Carrasco of the Houston Chronicle

Illustrated Reporting and Commentary
Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams, and Walt Hickey of Insider, New York, N.Y.

Breaking News Photography
Win McNamee, Drew Angerer, Spencer Platt, Samuel Corum, and Jon Cherry of Getty Images


Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times

Feature Photography
Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave, and the late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters

Audio Reporting
Staffs of Futuro Media, New York, N.Y. and PRX, Boston, Mass

Letters and Drama

The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen (New York Review Books)

Fat Ham by James Ijames

Covered With Night by Nicole Eustace (Liveright)


Cuba: An American History by Ada Ferrer (Scribner)

Chasing Me to My Grave by the late Winfred Rembert as told to Erin I. Kelly (Bloomsbury)

frank: sonnets by Diane Seuss (Graywolf Press)

General Nonfiction
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott (Random House)


Voiceless Mass by Raven Chacon, premiered in Milwaukee, Wis., on November 21, 2021

Special Citation

The Journalists of Ukraine