Tony Bartelme


Tony Bartelme, a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is a special projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. His investigative reporting has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from changes in ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors. His work has received the highest honors in journalism. His story “Lowcountry on the Edge” (featured on Showcase) received the Walter Sullivan award from the American Geophysical Union. He is the author or co-author of several books, including A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa. The Washington Post called A Surgeon, published in 2017 by Beacon Press,  it a “harrowing and important book.” Bartelme, awarded a Nieman fellowship in 2010, is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Charleston with his partner, Annie, and has one son, Luke. In his off time, he does marathons and triathlons.