Marjorie Miller Named Administrator, Pulitzer Prizes

Veteran journalist Marjorie Miller has been named administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes, effective April 11, following a broad national search. The news was announced by the Board of the Pulitzer Prizes and Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University, which is home to the prestigious prize program that honors exceptional work in journalism and arts and letters.

Cara Erickson, president of media executive search consultancy NewCoordinates LLC, partnered with the Pulitzer Prize Board on this assignment.

Miller joins directly from the Associated Press, where she has been the New York-based Vice President and Global Enterprise Editor since 2015, having joined the AP in Mexico City five years earlier as its Regional Editor for Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, she served as Foreign Editor for the Los Angeles Times after serving with distinction as a foreign correspondent for the Times covering consequential global developments in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. While she was Foreign Editor, the Times won a Pulitzer Prize for its Russia coverage and was a Pulitzer finalist for reporting on the Iraq War. At the AP, her team won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for its coverage from Yemen. Among her industry activities, Miller serves on the boards of the Overseas Press Club and the CUNY Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism Foundation.

In the press release announcing her appointment, Marjorie Miller said, “I will take pride in helping to safeguard the prizes at a time when truth, facts and books are under assault. And I will fight just as hard to make sure that a free press will continue to hold the powerful to account and expose injustice. I also look forward to celebrating the beauty and humor that are just as essential to life.”

Miller assumes this role from Acting Administrator Edward Kliment, who very capably ran the organization for two years but chose not to contend for the full-time position. He remains as Deputy Administrator.

This year’s Pulitzer Prizes will be awarded on May 9th, 2022.