Background

  • John Woodrow Cox is an enterprise reporter at The Washington Post, currently working on Children Under Fire, a book being published by HarperCollins imprint Ecco. It will expand on his Post series about kids and gun violence, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.
  • He has won Scripps Howard's Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling, the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, Columbia Journalism School’s Meyer “Mike” Berger Award for human-interest reporting and the Education Writers Association's Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. He has also been named a finalist for the Michael Kelly Award and for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
  • In addition, his stories have been recognized by Mayborn's Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest and the Society for Features Journalism, among others.
  • John previously worked at the Tampa Bay Times and at the Valley News in New Hampshire. He attended the University of Florida, earning a bachelor of science in journalism and a master of science in management. He has taught narrative writing at UF's College of Journalism and Communications and currently serves on the Department of Journalism's Advisory Council.