Michael LaForgia | Columbia Journalism School

Michael LaForgia

Adjunct Faculty

Michael LaForgia is a reporter on the Investigations Desk at The New York Times. Prior to joining The Times, he worked as an investigative reporter and editor for The Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla. Before that, he covered crime for The Palm Beach Post. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, in 2014 for exposing problems in a Florida homeless program and in 2016 for a series on one Florida county’s neglect of schools in black neighborhoods. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, he grew up in Summerville, S.C.