Ginger Thompson

Sr Reporter

Ginger Thompson is a senior reporter at ProPublica. A Pulitzer Prize winner, she previously spent 15 years at The New York Times, including time as a Washington correspondent and as an investigative reporter whose stories revealed Washington’s secret role in Mexico’s fight against drug traffickers.

Thompson served as the Mexico City bureau chief for both the Times and The Baltimore Sun. While at the Times, she covered Mexico’s transformation from a one-party state to a fledgling multi-party democracy and parachuted into breaking news events across the region, including Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela.

For her work in the region, Thompson was a finalist for the Pulitzer’s Gold Medal for Public Service. Among other honors, she has won the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting and an Overseas Press Club Award. Thompson was also part of a team of reporters at The Times that was awarded a 2000 Pulitzer Prize for the series “How Race is Lived in America.”

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