Pulitzer Prize Board Adds New Yorker Writer, Playwright and Newspaper Editor

Columbia University adds Steve Coll of the New Yorker, playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes and Miami Herald editor Aminda Marquez Gonzalez

Columbia University has added three jurors to the board that chooses winners of the Pulitzer Prize.

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New Yorker writer Steve Coll, playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes and Miami Herald executive editor Aminda Marquez Gonzalez will join the 19-member board that selects those who will earn American journalism's highest honor, the university announced Tuesday.

Coll (left), a two-time Pulitzer winner, spent 20 years at the Washington Post, where he eventually served as managing editor. He is the author of seven books and has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2005.

Hudes won the 2012 Pulitzer for drama for her play "Walter by the Spoonful."She also serves on the Dramatists Guild Council as a board member for the Philadelphia Young Playwrights. 

Gonzalez was named executive editor of the Miami Herald in 2010, making her the first Latina to hold the position. During her tenure at the newspaper, it has been nominated for multiple Pulitzers.

In May, Steve Engelberg, the managing editor of the investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica, joined the board. Days later, Denver Post editor Gregory Moore and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman were elected co-chairmen.