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Eric Lipton is an investigative reporter in the Washington Bureau of The New York Times and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, most recently in 2017 for foreign reporting when he was part of a team of reporters from The New York Times that wrote about Russian hacking of the 2016 election. He also won a Pulitzer in 2015 for investigative journalism, based on a series of stories about the boom in lobbying of state attorneys general.
At The Times, he writes about a broad range of issues, from the search for metals needed to supply the electric vehicle revolution, to spending at the Pentagon to prepare for potential future conflict with China and even on the explosive growth of sports betting in the United States.
Before moving to Washington, he was based in the City Hall bureau of The Times, covering the final term of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as well as the 2001 attacks. He is co-author of City in the Sky, the Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center, a book about the conception, design, construction, destruction and cleanup of the towers.
Before joining The Times, Mr. Lipton spent five years each at The Washington Post and The Hartford Courant. While at The Courant, he and a colleague won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for their stories about the flaw in the main mirror of the Hubble Space Telescope. Mr. Lipton started his daily newspaper career in 1987 at a small New Hampshire paper, The Valley News. He received a B.A. in philosophy and history from the University of Vermont.