Award-winning journalist who won the Pulitzer and was widely considered one of the best writers at the New York Times.
In 1986, he matriculated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained his bachelor's in history.
In 2006, he was presented with the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his eight-article expose on China's legal system and its injustices.
He had three children with his long-time wife, Theodora.
Both he and author Booth Tarkington are Pulitzer winners.