By Eric Santiago
Seven years after exposing the distraught condition of Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington Post reporter Dana Priest spoke about her passion for investigative reporting as part of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s My Life As lecture series.
With two Pulitzer Prizes under her belt, the first for uncovering a network of CIA “black site” prisons and the second for Walter Reed, Priest is in the front rank of journalists aiming to keep the United States government in check. She has spent years delving into the U.S. military and intelligence operations, often with unwilling subjects. Curiosity is the driving force behind Priest’s work.