Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Hannah Birch
’12 BA Journalism & Media Studies

Hannah Birch is a web producer for ProPublica, in New York. She earned the prestigious Pulitzer Prize less than two years into her career. Birch was a key part of the Seattle Times team that won the award for its breaking news reporting coverage of the tragic Snohomish County mudslide in March 2014.

As a student, Birch created the Las Vegas Dance Insider blog in 2010, which she maintained until graduation in 2012. She applied for a copy-editing internship at the Seattle Times in 2012 and was hired even before the internship ended as an associate news producer. Birch has had her story told through local media outlets and she has agreed to participate in future career days held by the journalism program.