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Paul D'Ambrosio was born in Philadelphia and has lived most of his life by the Jersey Shore. After attending The George Washington University in D.C., where he majored in political science and history, he settled on Long Beach Island to begin his newspaper career.

Today, Paul is the Regional Editor/Investigations for the Asbury Park (NJ) Press. Over the years, he has exposed political corruption, insider deals, deadly medical mistakes, bureaucratic bumbling, and wasteful government spending.

His writings have won more than two-dozen national awards, including the coveted Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the Farfel Prize, the National Headliner Award for Public Service, the APME Public Service Award, and three National Press Club honors. He has twice been named the Daily Journalist of the Year by the New Jersey Press Association.

His work has dramatically changed the political scene in New Jersey, from the passage of a workable open public records law to better government ethics. Honest lawmakers have followed his calls to rail against corruption, pay-to-play abuses, and nepotism and cronyism.

Paul also developed the Press's www.DataUniverse.com site, which provides millions of government records to the public for free.

During his career, Paul has covered more than 100 homicide cases, ranging from street shootings to real-life, high-tension whodunit court dramas.

Paul is a national expert in a branch of journalism called Computer-Assisted Reporting, in which he uses high-tech computer programs to ferret out government waste and abuses.

A renowned expert in public access law and public-service journalism, Paul has spoken at a number of venues including Harvard University and the University of Southern California, and taught journalism at Syracuse University.

Paul now lives on the edge of the Pinelands near Long Beach Island with his two sons, two dogs, two cats, and his lovely wife, who grows the world's best Jersey tomatoes.

Paul's Wikipedia profile

Journalism Honors
2010 - Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service, finalist
2010 - National Headliner Award for Best Series
2010 - Associated Press Managing Editors' award
for Public Service
Other Awards and honors:
Twice named New Jersey's Journalist of the Year; Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting; Society of Professional Journalists' Public Service Prize; three National Press Club awards; Farfel Investigative Reporting Prize; Brechner Freedom of Information Award; National Headliner Public Service Award; and 20 more.








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