Tom Hallman Biography
Tom Hallman, Jr. was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He worked as a copy editor in New York City for Hearst Magazines, and as a reporter for the Hermiston Herald in Hermiston, OR, and the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, WA, before joining The Oregonian in 1980. He was assigned the police beat and was there for a decade, longer than any reporter since the 1950s.
Hallman won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his series of articles in The Oregonian on Sam Lightner. He has been a
Pulitzer Prize finalist twice before, and has been the recipient of every major
writing award for journalism, including multiple American Society of Newspaper
Editors awards, a Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, a National Headliner
Award, and a Nixon National Writing Award. A reporter for more than twenty-five
years, Hallman has been at The Oregonian since 1980, and is currently a
senior reporter specializing in features and narratives.
This biography was last updated on 01/24/2010.
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