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Nan C. Robertson

Nan C. Robertson (BSJ48) was a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement in 1997.

Robertson was a reporter and feature writer for The New York Times for more than three decades in New York, Washington and Paris. "Toxic Shock," based on her own nearly fatal struggle with the disease, was a cover story in the New York Times Sunday Magazine; it was for this account that Robertson won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for feature writing. She was the third woman on The Times staff to win journalism's highest award since the Pulitzers were established in 1917.

From 1972 to 1975, Robertson was based in Paris, covering France, neighboring countries, and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Prior to that, she was a Times Washington correspondent, focusing on the White House, Congress, presidential campaigns and voting and campus political trends across the United States.

Robertson died in 2009.