Pulitzer-prize winner William Tuohy dies at 83

AP News
Posted: Dec 31, 2009 9:15 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent William Tuohy has died at 83.

Tuohy's stepson Adam Wheeler says the veteran reporter who worked for the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek died Thursday after open heart surgery at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica.

Tuohy won his international reporting Pulitzer in 1969 for his coverage of the Vietnam War as the Times' Saigon bureau chief. He also headed up the Times' Beirut, Rome and London bureaus during his 29 years at the paper.

Tuohy began his journalism career at the San Francisco Chronicle. He was Newsweek magazine's Saigon bureau chief in 1966 when he was hired to become the Times' bureau chief there. He retired from the Times in 1995.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com