CONGRATULATIONS to Stephen Henderson! Pulitzer win for commentary

CONGRATULATIONS to Stephen Henderson! Pulitzer win for commentary
Stephen Henderson, moments after learning of his win. Photo courtesy Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press

Stephen Henderson, moments after learning of his win. Photo courtesy Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press

For his columns about Detroit’s financial crisis, Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson took the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for commentary today. His columns, the judges wrote, were “written with passion and a stirring sense of place, sparing no one in their critique.” Henderson is a Detroit native.

Here is the collection of his columns entered in the storied journalism competition.

Henderson also is a host of “MiWeek” and “American Black Journal,” both weekly programs on Detroit Public Television, a partner in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. He has worked as a reporter, editorial writer and editor at the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and the Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court from 2003-2007.