FORA.tv Speaker - Wendy Ruderman
Wendy Ruderman is a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News. Ruderman has been a newspaper reporter for more than 15 years. After graduating from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) with a bachelor's in communications in 1991, she landed her first journalism job as editor of a small weekly newspaper, the Williamstown Plain Dealer. She left the Plain Dealer in 1993 and joined the public relations staff at WHYY-TV and 91FM in Philadelphia, where she helped publicize PBS and NPR programs, including "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." Ruderman then earned a master's from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. She went on to cover both administrations of governors Christie Whitman and James McGreevey, working in the statehouse bureau of the Trenton Times, Associated Press and Bergen Record. From 1997 through 2002, Ruderman aggressively covered Trenton and broke several major stories about racial profiling by the New Jersey State Police. In December 2002, the Philadelphia Inquirer hired her as a staff writer. She was assigned to the Inquirer's investigative team before joining the Philadelphia Daily New in 2007. Ruderman, along with fellow Daily News reporter Barbara Laker, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for their year-long series on a rogue squad of Philadelphia narcotics officers. Ruderman and Laker are co-authors of a forthcoming book, Midnight in The City of Brotherly Love.
04.09.11 | 01:06:58 min
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