NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Clifford J. Levy!
Clifford J. Levy, who was born in New Rochelle, turns 47 on Sunday.
Levy, an investigative journalist for The New York Times, was born June 15, 1967. In 1990, he joined The New York Times as a news assistant, and was promoted to reporter in 1992.
He served as chief of the Albany bureau as a political reporter, City Hall correspondent and Newark correspondent. Since 2000, he had been a special projects reporter for the Times' Metro desk. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. In 2002, he wrote a series "Broken Homes" on the abuse of mentally ill adults in state-regulated homes. He broke the story on New York State Medicaid fraud in 2005.
From 2007 to 2011, Levy was the Moscow bureau chief of the Times. He received his second Pulitzer Prize in 2011 in cooperation with Ellen Barry in the category of International Reporting for their reporting on corruption in Russia. The jury awarded their "dogged reporting that put a human face on the faltering justice system in Russia, remarkably influencing the discussion inside the country." In March 2011, Levy was named deputy editor of the Metro section of the Times.