After 18 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Carolyn Tuft is resigning for health reasons.* Correction: This post initially suggested that the editor's apology was as a result of Tuft's original series on Joyce Meyer. It was not. The apology was made over follow-up stories published two years later.
Carolyn has produced some truly memorable journalism, with her stories often leading the Post's front page and STLtoday's home page.
Carolyn joined the Post-Dispatch in September 1992 from the Belleville News-Democrat. She covered Jefferson County and St. Louis City Hall, before producing a series of investigative stories.
Carolyn's watchdog reporting has:
-- helped free a man who'd been wrongfully convicted of murder.
-- exposed the fund-raising peculiarities of the Joyce Meyer Ministries.
-- exposed the phantom work hours of deputies in the St. Louis Sheriff's Department.
-- uncovered fraud in the infamous St. Louis "Midnite Basketball" program.
-- uncovered fraud in the St. Louis Housing Authority.
And those are just to name a few. For the past two years, Carolyn has worked as an online reporter, helping STLtoday and the Post-Dispatch get breaks on the Coleman murders in Columbia, Ill., the mysterious exploding house in Pontoon Beach and many other stories long remembered by readers.
We wish Carolyn the best in her post-Post life as she enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons and one grandson.
-- Mandy St. Amand, Steve Parker
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