Paul LaRosa is an award-winning journalist who has worked in print and television journalism long enough to have used a typewriter professionally. For more than a dozen years, he was a reporter at the New York Daily News, the hard-charging tabloid newspaper of New York that bills itself “New York’s Hometown Newspaper.” There, in the mid-80s, he was the co-winner with Anna Quindlen of the Meyer Berger Award presented by Columbia University’s Journalism School.
Since 1992, LaRosa has worked in broadcast television for CBS News, mostly as a producer for the newsmagazine “48 Hours.” He’s won three national Emmys, one of them a Primetime Emmy for the highly-praised CBS documentary “9/11.” LaRosa was one of the producers of that documentary and in 2003 he was awarded a Peabody Award, a DuPont Award, a Christopher Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. He’s also won two Gracie Awards and a New York Press Club Award for different segments.
He is also the author of five books: Leaving Story Avenue, my journey from the projects to the front page (Park Slope Publishing, April, 2012), Seven Days of Rage: The deadly crime spree of the
Craigslist Killer co-written with Maria Cramer of The Boston Globe (Simon & Schuster, September, 2009), Tacoma Confidential (NAL/Signet, January 2006), Nightmare in Napa (Simon & Schuster, April, 2007), and Death of a Dream, co-written by CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty (Simon & Schuster, March, 2008).
LaRosa is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and Fordham University and did graduate level work as a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. He is also an alumnus, in a different way, of the Monroe Houses in the Bronx.
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