Take Note: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editor And Reporter On Covering Tree Of Life Massacre

Oct 25, 2019

Rich Lord, an investigative reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Lillian Thomas, an assistant managing editor there, were part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October 2018.
Credit Anne Danahy / WPSU

On Oct. 27, 2018, a man entered a synagogue in Pittsburgh and began shooting. In the end, 11 people were killed in a massacre officials have said was a hate crime. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was there to report on the attack, its aftermath and its impact on the community. WPSU's Anne Danahy spoke with Lillian Thomas, an assistant managing editor at the Post-Gazette, and Rich Lord, an investigative reporter, who were part of the team that earned a Pulitzer Prize this year for that coverage.