Boston University alum and New York Times correspondent David Barboza received the 2013 Pulitzer for international reporting for stories exposing corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister.
Barboza has been based in Shanghai, China, since November 2004. Barboza writes primarily for the business section, but also writes often for the culture section about art, film, television and dance in China. In addition, Barboza reports on Fortune 500 companies operating in China, Chinese trends and economics.
Barboza was a freelance writer and a research assistant for The New York Times before being hired in 1997 as a staff writer. For five years, he was the Midwest business correspondent based in Chicago. Since 2008, he has served as the paper’s Shanghai bureau chief.
Barboza won two awards in The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) 2007 Best in Business Journalism Contest: one for a New York Times article, “A Chinese Reformer Betrays His Cause, and Pays.”
Barboza graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in history and attended Yale University Graduate School.
He lives in Shanghai with his wife, Lynn Zhang.