Pulitzer winner Coll named Columbia j-school dean

AP News
Posted: Mar 19, 2013 8:50 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Coll has been appointed the new dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Coll has reported for The Washington Post and The New Yorker.

Columbia President Lee Bollinger made the announcement Monday. He called Coll "one of the most experienced and respected journalists of his generation."

Coll succeeds Nicholas Lemann on July 1. Lemann has been dean since 2003.

Coll won a Pulitzer in 1990, with David Vise, for a Post series about the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2001, he won his second Pulitzer for general nonfiction.

Coll was the Post's managing editor from 1998 to 2005, leading its transition to the Web.

Columbia administers the Pulitzer Prizes and its journalism graduate program is generally considered one of the best in the U.S.