Gayle Reaves

Gayle Reaves has graying hair and is dressed in a layered jacket, checkered scarf, dark sweater and blue button down.


Gayle Reaves is a former editor-at-large at the Texas Observer. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked everywhere from tiny weeklies to major daily papers, as state capitol bureau chief, Washington correspondent, and investigative reporter and editor. She and a Dallas Morning News team won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for a series on violence against women worldwide. With two other News reporters, she won a George Polk Award for courageous regional reporting on drug-related corruption in South Texas. Born in Hallettsville, Texas, she lives in Fort Worth and is a past president of the Journalism and Women Symposium. She also writes poetry, including a chapbook, Spectral Analysis. For several years, she has edited the Best American Newspaper Narratives anthologies, published by UNT Press in connection with the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.

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