WSJ reporter Lagnado dies at age 62
Lucette Lagnado, a Wall Street Journal reporter, died Wednesday at the age of 62.
Andrew Silow-Carroll of the Jewish Telegraph Agency writes, “At The Wall Street Journal, which she joined in 1996, Lagnado was a cultural and investigative reporter, most recently covering health care, health delivery for the poor and uninsured, and new treatments for cancer.
“Among her awards are the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s 2002 Mike Berger Award for a story about the aging residents of an Upper West Side apartment building and three Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Awards for her reporting on hospital billing and collection. The 2008 Rohr Prize came with a check for $100,000.
“In a blog post from 2011, Lagnado revisited the subject of exile and return — this time about her old neighborhood of Bensonhurst, where she would eventually buy one of the apartments where she grew up.”
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