It took 10 years for Nicholas Nehamas to go from compiling the Prize Papers at The Lawrenceville School to working on the Panama Papers for the Miami Herald.
Nehamas, a Princeton native, won a share of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting after extensive investigations concerning the Panama Papers, a massive set of leaked documents detailing offshore financial transactions.
Planet Princeton reached out to Nehamas recently to talk about his Princeton connections, his work on the Panama Papers and his reaction to winning the Pulitzer Prize.
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Q: Before I get into any of the journalism you’ve done, could you give me some background on your connections to the Princeton area? You went to Princeton Day (School) and then Lawrenceville, is that correct?
A: I was born in Philly. My dad was a professor at