«Class of 2008

Ruth Teichroeb

investigative reporter, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Teichroeb was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo and a journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. She began her career in journalism in 1986 as a general assignment reporter for The Province newspaper in Vancouver. In 1988, she moved to the Winnipeg Free Press and started covering social issues. During this time, she also wrote a weekly editorial page column. Since 1997, she has been at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, first, as an education reporter, then as a social issues reporter. In 2002, she became a full-time investigative reporter. She has written extensively on children and trauma, including a 1997 book, “Flowers on my grave: How an Ojibwa boy’s death helped break the silence on child abuse.” She has received over 20 awards including: a 2006 Best of the West Award for investigative reporting, two C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards in 2005 and 2002, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2002, and the Pacific Northwest Society of Professional Journalists Award in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006.

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