Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, USA
Julie Cart is an environmental reporter at the Los Angeles Times. She has been at the Times since 1983, where she has enjoyed an unusually varied career.
She began as an award-winning sportswriter, which took her around the world, covering the Olympics in Spain, Apartheid-era sports in South Africa, the World Cup in Italy, soccer in Argentina, Mexico, and Holland, tennis at Wimbledon, and the French and Australian Open.
She then moved to Denver, Colorado, and became the Times’ Western Bureau Chief. From there she traveled the ‘American West’, writing about politics, culture and the economy.
In 2002 Cart returned to Los Angeles to report on environmental issues. In 2009 she and colleague Bettina Boxall won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of stories about the escalating danger and out-of-control costs of fighting wildfires in the West.