Mitch Weiss, deputy business editor at The Charlotte Observer and a winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, has been named Associated Press correspondent in Charlotte, according to an AP story.
The appointment was announced Wednesday by Sue Price Wilson, bureau chief for North Carolina and South Carolina.
The story stated, “Before joining the Observer in 2005, Weiss worked for The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, as the paper’s state editor. Weiss and Blade reporters Michael D. Sallah and Joe Mahr wrote in 2003 about an elite Army platoon that killed hundreds of civilians in Vietnam’s central highlands in 1967.
“The project detailed how the government spent years investigating the Tiger Force atrocities, substantiating more than 20 war crimes involving 18 soldiers, but then buried the case in 1975. No one was prosecuted.
“Prior to his time at The Blade, Weiss was an AP reporter based in Columbus, Ohio, and later correspondent in Toledo.”
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