Former News Virginian editor part of Pulitzer-winning team

The Bristol Herald Courier won the top prize for journalism–- the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service–- for reporter Daniel Gilbert's series on natural gas royalties. The paper's managing editor, J. Todd Foster, was editor of the News Virginian in Waynesboro for four years before joining the Herald Courier in 2007.

While working as a contributor for People magazine, Foster also got the jump on the identity of Watergate's "Deep Throat," Mark Felt, in 2002, three years before Vanity Fair broke the story in 2005. Foster abandoned book and magazine projects with Felt's family because, he says, of ethical and money matters.

This is not Foster's first brush with a Pulitzer. In 1992, he was an investigative reporter for the Oregonian and part of a team that was a finalist for the prize for breaking news.

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Really???? Four years in Waynesboro.....that would make him there from say 2002/03 to 2006/07.....intresting story during that time published about a man that was covicted of crimes involving a minor and it was allowed to print at the end of the story "He has appolgized to the family".....Managing editor...right? Well, the man that commited the crimes committed them against his own family!!! "the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service" ....that's real interesting.