“H” is for Hoagland, Jimmie Lee
“H” is for Hoagland, Jimmie Lee [b. 1940]. Journalist. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Hoagland was born in Rock Hill. He graduated from USC in 1961 with a degree in journalism. He worked briefly as a sports writer for The State and the Columbia Record before winning a scholarship to study in France. After serving in the Air Force, he worked as a copy editor for the international edition of the New York Times. In 1966 he joined the Washington Post and in 1969 became their correspondent in Africa. He won his first Pulitzer in 1971 for his reporting on apartheid in Africa. Also in the 1970s he covered the Middle East and Europe. In 1978 he returned to Washington and joined the Post’s national staff as diplomatic correspondent. In 1979 he became the paper’s foreign affairs editor and wrote a twice-weekly column. In 1991, Jimmie Lee Hoagland was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize--for distinguished commentary.