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David A. Eisenstadt ’85

David A. Eisenstadt ’85, August 26, 2008, in a traffic collision in Lancaster, California. Dave received a BA from Reed in history and literature, and continued his studies at Northwestern University from which he received an MS in journalism. He was a reporter for newspapers in Wisconsin and Massachusetts, including the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune. His participation in the Tribune's coverage of the Massachusetts furlough program and felon Willie Horton earned him the Pulitzer Prize. He worked for the New York Daily News in Washington, D.C., and was deputy press secretary for North Dakota senator Kent Conrad. In 1993–94, he reported on national security issues for the Hearst Washington bureau. David did freelance work, including in Poland, where he lived for three years, and taught journalism at Antelope Valley Community College in Lancaster. Survivors include his mother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2009

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