Jo Becker

Jo Becker
Class of 1985
 
 
Jo Becker Jo Becker is an award winning investigative reporter for The New York Times. While writing for the Washington Post, she won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of articles she co-authored on Vice President Dick Cheney.

With The New York Times she has broken stories on everything from the United States’ lethal program to kill suspected terrorists to the British phone-hacking affair,  the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal and corruption in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

She previously worked for The St. Petersburg Times in Florida, The Concord Monitor in New Hampshire and “The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour.”Jo Becker

Ms. Becker is also the author of Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality, a book that the New York Times Sunday book review called a "stunningly intimate story" and the Washington Post labeled "a "spellbinder of a tale" that chronicles a "riveting legal drama, a snapshot in time when the gay rights movement altered course and public opinion shifted with the speed of a bullet train."

After graduating from Mountain Lakes High School, Ms. Becker attended and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a BA in political science.

Ms. Becker has taught investigative journalism as a visiting professor at Princeton University, and her work has earned her numerous awards.