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Houston Native David Fahrenthold Discusses Winning a Pulitzer for Investigating Donald Trump

(Above: Houston native David Fahrenthold reacts to the announcement that he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting at The Washington Post. Photo Courtesy: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post) Houston native David Fahrenthold recently won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his investigations regarding then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims about his donations to charities and about […]

David Fahrenthold reacts to the announcement that he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting at The Washington Post. (Photo Courtesy: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)(Above: Houston native David Fahrenthold reacts to the announcement that he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting at The Washington Post. Photo Courtesy: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)

Houston native David Fahrenthold recently won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his investigations regarding then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims about his donations to charities and about a leaked video of Trump discussing some of his attitudes toward women with entertainment reporter Billy Bush.

Fahrenthold talks with us about how he got interested in journalism while working for The Anvil, the student publication at Houston’s Memorial High School, how a very different financial landscape in the media allowed him to get his foot in the door at The Washington Post, and about how he uses crowdsourcing in some of his investigative work.

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