«Class of 2005

John Jeter

South America bureau chief, Washington Post

Jeter was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Florida A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He started his journalism career as a crime reporter at the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, then working as a local government reporter at the Detroit Free Press and later moved to the Washington Post in 1993, where he was a police reporter and social policy reporter. He was the Post’s Midwest bureau chief in Chicago before becoming the Southern Africa Bureau chief in Johannesburg, South Africa; he has been based in Buenos Aires as the Post’s South America Bureau chief since November 2002. He worked on two projects that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize public service award – in 1991, for a Minneapolis Star Tribune series on race, and in 2000, for a Washington Post series on AIDS in Africa. 

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