David Zucchino, a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, was embedded with the Second Brigade during the Iraqi war and has covered wars in more than a dozen nations. A four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, he was awarded the 1989 Pulitzer for feature writing for his dispatches from apartheid South Africa. He shared, with his Los Angeles Times colleagues, Overseas Press Club awards in 2001 for reporting on Al Qaeda terrorist cells in Europe and in 2002 for coverage of Afghanistan. He is also the author of Myth of the Welfare Queen and editor of The Philadelphia Enquirer “Black Hawk Down” and “Killing Pablo” newspaper serials that became the best-selling books.

MYTH OF THE WELFARE QUEEN: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist’s Portrait of Women on the Line1997
Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad2016
Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy2020