1994 Marshall Scholar Jeffrey Gettleman, the East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times, won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting April 16. His citation for the $10,000 award reads: "Awarded to Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times for his vivid reports, often at personal peril, on famine and conflict in East Africa, a neglected but increasingly strategic part of the world."
Jeffrey covers 12 countries for the Times. His work has focused on internal conflicts in Kenya, Congo, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia. He previously worked for the Times in New Jersey, Baghdad and Atlanta. Jeffrey has also been a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the St. Petersburg Times.
Jeffrey held a Marshall Scholarship at Balliol College Oxford where he read for an MPhil in Social Anthropology.