William Coughlin | Reporter, editor, 91
Among his postings were Asia and the Mideast for the Los Angeles Times, which included coverage of the Vietnam War.
After other editing jobs, he landed at the Washington Daily News - a family-owned newspaper in eastern North Carolina. He rose to executive editor.
The work that led to the Pulitzer began when he noticed the fine print on the back of his water bill that said tests had been performed on the local water supply and results could be picked up at City Hall.
"I feel it's a little ironic," he said in 1990, "after having worked in Moscow and Vietnam and Beirut - to find my Pulitzer in a little town in North Carolina." - Washington Post