Science writer and journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize while writing for the Sacramento Bee in 1992.
She was editor of the student newspaper The Red and Black at the University of Georgia during her tenure in the 1970s.
Her series The Monkey Wars, which was about the ethical conflicts of scientists who use animals in their research, won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting.
She had two sons with her husband Peter Haugen.
Both her and fellow journalist, Roger Ebert, were both born in Chicago.