| News |

Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Phoenix Journalist Heads to Afghanistan

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Former East Valley Tribune scribe and co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Paul Giblin, is heading to Afghanistan.

The Arizona Guardian announced this morning that Giblin will be working in Afghanistan for a year as a civilian spokesman for the U.S. Military.

"When Paul Giblin Called me a while ago to tell me what he was doing; it took him nearly 10 minutes to convince me that it wasn't some sort of prank. And when the bulb finally went off in my head, I was, frankly, awe struck," Guardian Publisher Robert Grossfeld says on the publications Web site. "As a Pulitzer Prize winner, many assumed that Paul would eventually head off to the New York Times or Washington Post. And, I think, that is what makes his decision to go to work for the United States Army in a war zone so impressive."

While working at the Trib, Giblin won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 with co-winner Ryan Gabrielson, for an investigative series called "Reasonable Doubt." The five-day series examined the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's illegal immigration-enforcement operation and its threat to civil liberties.

Giblin left the Tribune and in January and helped launch the Arizona Guardian, a news site that covers state politics and government.

Giblin is scheduled to leave on Sunday.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.