Wilkes-Barre, Pa., October 18, 2022—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times Paul Pringle will speak at a free public lecture and question-and-answer session at King’s College on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Burke Auditorium.

As a reporter, Pringle specializes in investigating corruption. In 2019, he and two colleagues won the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting for their work uncovering the widespread sexual abuse by Dr. George Tyndall at the University of Southern California, an inquiry that grew out of their reporting the year before on Dr. Carmen Puliafito, dean of USC’s medical school.

Pringle recently published his book “Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels,” which goes behind the scenes of his investigation into drug use by the dean of the USC Keck School of Medicine, the lack of response by the Pasadena Police Department, and Pringle’s long struggle to get the story published. The New York Times celebrates the book as “a master class in investigative journalism.”

“It's a rare privilege for our students—and the community—to be able to learn from and interact with a journalist of this caliber,” said Michael Little, Ph.D., department chair and professor of English at King’s College. “We are grateful for Mr. Pringle's eagerness to share his experience with us and to talk to our students about everything from principles of journalism to the practical day-to-day work of investigative reporting.”

Pringle was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 and a member of reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes in 2004 and 2011. Pringle won the George Polk Award in 2008, the same year the Society of Professional Journalists of Greater Los Angeles honored him as a distinguished journalist. Along with several colleagues, he shared in Harvard University’s 2011 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting. Pringle and a Times colleague won the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Freedom of Information Award in 2014 and the University of Florida’s Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award in 2015. Pringle lives in Glendale, California.

The lecture will be held in the Burke Auditorium inside the William G. McGowan School of Business at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Holy Cross Hall lot, accessed via the cul-de-sac on North Franklin Street. Light refreshments will be served.