Lauren Terrazzano, 1968-2007
Lauren Terrazzano, a Newsday reporter and columnist with whom I worked briefly at The (Boston University) Daily Free Press, died Tuesday from lung cancer. She was 39.
Lauren was part of the Newsday team of reporters who won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting for their coverage of the crash of TWA Flight 800. At Newsday, she met her husband of 14 months, Al Baker, who currently works for The New York Times.
At the college newspaper, she served as an Assistant News Editor, covering campus issues. "I remember working with Lauren during those many long, late nights at the Freep," said former Daily Free Press editor John Madden. "She was a creative and skilled writer and a hard-working and meticulous editor -- just an all-around quality person (not to mention fun)."
Obituaries: Newsday. Associated Press. NYT Internal Memorandum.
Articles about Lauren: "Too Young For This: Facing Cancer Under 40." NYT Wedding Announcement.
Lauren's recent columns are here.
Lauren's TWA Flight 800 reporting cannot be directly linked. Her work can be read on the Pulitzer Prize website (scroll to and press "1997" at the top of the frame, press "Spot News Reporting," press "Works").