Tim Golden - Details


TIM GOLDEN is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He shared the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for a series of in-depth reports about the corrosive effects of drug corruption on Mexico.

He joined The New York Times as a New York metropolitan reporter in 1989, and was appointed bureau chief in Mexico 18 months later. He later served as bureau chief in San Francisco before returning to New York to become the paper's international investigative correspondent.

Golden began his reporting career while still in college, filing freelance stories from Nicaragua for USA Today. After graduating, he covered Latin American foreign policy issues as a Washington correspondent for United Press International. He then joined The Miami Herald in 1985 as the paper's Central American bureau chief, stationed in San Salvador. In 1987, he moved to Rio de Janeiro as the paper's South America bureau chief, a post he held until joining The New York Times.

While at The Miami Herald, Golden shared the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for stories related to the Iran-Contra scandal. In Mexico, he won the Inter-American Press Association's top award for reportage from Latin America. His stories on the drug trade received awards from the Overseas Press Club and the Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Prize.

Born in Los Angeles, Golden graduated from Dartmouth College in 1984 with a degree in comparative literature. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard during the 1995-96 academic year.