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Villanova Alumna Eileen Sullivan ‘99 Wins Pulitzer Prize as Part of Associated Press Investigative Reporting Team


Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University alumna Eileen Sullivan ’99 A&S, was part of an Associated Press reporting team to win the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. The honor was bestowed to Sullivan, along with Associated Press’ colleagues Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman and Chris Hawley for their "spotlighting of the New York Police Department's clandestine spying program that monitored daily life in Muslim communities, resulting in congressional calls for a federal investigation, and a debate over the proper role of domestic intelligence gathering."

Sullivan covers counterterrorism for The Associated Press (AP) and is an expert on homegrown terrorism and domestic radicalization. She has covered every significant terror plot in the U.S. since Sept. 11. Sullivan previously covered the Department of Homeland Security for the AP and for Congressional Quarterly. She began her career with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J. Sullivan graduated from Villanova University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  She was in the University's honors program and also wrote for The Villanovan.

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