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Michael York

Michael York

2012

1974 journalism graduate of University of Kentucky, where he was political writer for the Kentucky Kernel and broke two national stories as a student covering Democratic Sen. George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign. Mike worked part-time as a reporter for Durham Morning Herald while attending law school at University of North Carolina. He helped put out first edition of “The Legal Times” in Washington, DC, then he joined the staff of the Lexington Herald. Mike has won awards from Kentucky Press Association and shared in 1980 E.W. Scripps First Amendment Award. He won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting with Jeffrey Marx for a series of stories on NCAA rules violations in UK basketball and at other schools. Mike moved to Washington in 1983 as Lexington Herald-Leader’s correspondent, then to The Washington Post in 1987 as investigative reporter. He formed a law firm, Wehner & York, in 1994, which represents journalists, bloggers and news websites, among other clients.