Mary Jordan writes about national political issues for The Washington Post. She spent 14 years abroad as a foreign correspondent based in Tokyo, Mexico City, and London. She has written from more than 40 countries. She and her husband and colleague, Kevin Sullivan, won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their investigation of the Mexican justice system. She has co-written two books, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland and The Prison Angel, the true story of a wealthy California woman who lived in Mexico to help the poor. She also contributed to Trump Revealed, a Washington Post staff biography of Donald Trump. In 2016, The Washington Post honored Jordan with the Eugene Meyer Award for a distinguished career based on the principles of the paper’s legendary former owner: Tell the truth for the public good and always be fair. Jordan earned her BA at Georgetown University and a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She also studied in year-long stints at Trinity College, Dublin (Irish history and the poetry of W.B Yeats), Georgetown University (Japanese language and Asian studies) Harvard University (as a Nieman fellow examining solutions to poverty) and Stanford University (Spanish and Latin American studies).
Biography current as of June 19, 2018