The New York Times' Bill Keller
It's All in the Timing
Keller began his journalism career as a reporter for the Portland Oregonian. In 1984, in the middle of the Reagan Revolution, he became a Washington correspondent for the Times, then moved to Moscow in 1986 just as the Soviet Union began to crumble. It was for his coverage of the Soviet Union that he earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. Keller's next stop was Johannesburg, where Nelson Mandela was fighting to end Apartheid. By 9/11, Keller was back in the states, working at the Times' Manhattan headquarters.