The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday, following a turbulent year of politics, scandals, and leaks. The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold won the prize for national reporting for his aggressive work throughout the presidential campaign to expose President Trump's broken promises to donate to charities; Fahrenthold also broke the news of Trump's infamous Access Hollywood tape from 2005, in which he can be heard bragging about groping women without their consent.
The staff of the East Bay Times won the prize for breaking news reporting for their work covering the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, which killed dozens in October. The staff of The New York Times won the prize for international reporting with coverage of Russia's "covert projection of power." Read the full results here.