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Leonora LaPeter Anton
OccupationJournalist
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting
2016 Insane. Invisible. In Danger – co-author
Children1

Leonora LaPeter Anton is an American journalist with the Tampa Bay Times. Anton was a co-recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.[1]

Biography

Anton grew up in Connecticut, but spent a lot of her childhood living in Greece, where her mother was an archeologist and Fulbright Scholar.[1] She studied journalism at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[2]

Anton began her career writing for the Okeechobee News in Okeechobee, Florida.[2] In 1992, she was hired at The Island Packet in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she covered environmental and health care topics.[1][2] Anton then worked at the Tallahassee Democrat in Tallahassee, Florida, and Savannah Morning News in Savannah, Georgia.[2]

In 2000, Anton joined the Tampa Bay Times. That same year, she won the American Society of News Editors award for deadline reporting.[2]

Anton was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2016 for a series entitled "Insane. Invisible. In Danger," published in the Tampa Bay Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune.[1] The series, co-authored by Michael Braga and Anthony Cormier, unveiled the violence and neglect taking place at state-funded mental hospitals in the state of Florida.[3][4]

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Personal life

Anton lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband Larry and one daughter.[5]

Source: "Leonora LaPeter Anton", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2021, May 19th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonora_LaPeter_Anton.

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References
  1. ^ a b c d Lauderdale, David (May 7, 2016). "Pulitzer With Deep Roots in Lowcountry". The Island Packet.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Leonora LaPeter Anton, Times Staff Writer". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Insane. Invisible. In Danger". Online Journalism Awards. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  4. ^ "Read the full investigation: Insane. Invisible. In danger". projects.tampabay.com. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  5. ^ "Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved December 10, 2016.

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