Eileen Welsome

Eileen Welsome

Eileen Welsome (born March 12, 1951)[1] is an American journalist. She received a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1994 while a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune for a 3-part story titled "The Plutonium Experiment" published beginning on November 15, 1993.[2] She was awarded the prize for her articles about the government's human radiation experiments conducted on unwilling and unknowing Americans during the Cold War.[3][4] Welsome also has been honored by the National Headliners Association and the Associated Press and has received many awards for her writing.[3] In 1999, Welsome wrote the book The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War.[5] In 2000, Welsome received the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction for The Plutonium Files.[6]

Welsome began her career in journalism as a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise. She also worked for the San Antonio Light and the San Antonio Express-News before joining The Albuquerque Tribune staff in 1987. Welsome graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree.[3]

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