Environment Reporter, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune
Mark Schleifstein is the environment and hurricane reporter for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, and a leader of its new Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team. Schleifstein's reporting on Katrina was among the newspaper's stories honored with 2006 Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service and Breaking News Reporting. He's the co-author with John McQuaid of the book "Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms," about Katrina. He also was co-author of the 1996 series, "Oceans of Trouble: Are the World's Fisheries Doomed?", which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.