Tony Bartelme

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Tony Bartelme
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
OccupationJournalist, Author

Tony Bartelme, an American journalist and author, is the senior projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. [1] He has been a finalist for three Pulitzer Prizes. [2]



Bartelme was born in 1963, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Joe Bartelme, was an executive with NBC News until his death in 1991. [3] Bartelme's mother, Margaret, is a teacher. Bartelme's son, Luke, played the character "TJ" on Lifetime's drama "Army Wives" for four seasons. [4]

Bartelme began his journalism career at The Greenville (South Carolina) News-Piedmont after earning a bachelor of science degree in 1984 from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. [5] [6] He has been with The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1990. [6]

While with The Post and Courier, Bartelme was recognized for combining investigative reporting with magazine-style narratives on complex issues ranging from pension abuse [7] to toxic algae blooms. [8] In 2018, judges for the Society of Environmental Journalists award for beat reporting, said his “skill is evident as he dives deep time and again to deliver deftly-crafted, enterprising features on serious topics.” [9]



Bartelme has written or co-written four books:

He wrote the screenplay for Born to the Wind, a documentary narrated by Peter Fonda on the 1998-1999 Around Alone sailing race. [31] The documentary won a Telly and Moscow Festival Special Award. [32] [ citation needed ]

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