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Charles Neubauer

Charles Neubauer (BSJ72, MSJ73) worked for the Better Government Association while completing his master’s degree at Medill. He afterwards became an investigative reporter in Chicago, working for Chicago Today, the Chicago Tribune and finally the Chicago Sun-Times. In the early 2000s he left Chicago to join the Los Angeles Times’ Washington-based investigative team.

Neubauer shared the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with fellow tribune journalist William Gaines. Although the two journalists worked on different stories at the Chicago Tribune, the Pulitzer jury awarded the prize to both reporters as one entry. For his part, Neubauer wrote about abuses in the Federal Housing Administration. Gaines reported on Medicaid fraud.