|Birthname||James Ray Polk|
|born on||12 September 1937 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Oaktown, Indiana, 38n52, 87w26|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°45' 20°40 Asc. 26°22'|
American journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1974 for his coverage of the Watergate scandal for the now-defunct Washington, DC newspaper the Washington Star. He is known for his investigative reporting and coverage of American political corruption and fraud. His most famous stories include Abscam, the racketeering case against Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, and the Iran-Contra affair.
Over the course of his career, he also covered the Raymond Donovan investigations, the Bert Lance controversy, and the financial dealings of John Zaccaro, husband of 1984 Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro.
Polk left NBC in 1992 and joined CNN as a senior documentary producer. He died at his home in Marietta, Georgia, on 15 July 2021 at the age of 83.
- Work : Prize 1974 (Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Investigative reporter)
- Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (National Reporting)