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Tony Bartelme
Tony Bartelme
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
OccupationJournalist, Author

Tony Bartelme, an American journalist and author, is the senior projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina.[1] He has been a finalist for three Pulitzer Prizes.[2]


Bartelme was born in 1963, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Joe Bartelme, was an executive with NBC News until his death in 1991.[3] Bartelme's mother, Margaret, is a teacher. Bartelme's son, Luke, played the character "TJ" on Lifetime's drama "Army Wives" for four seasons.[4]

Bartelme began his journalism career at The Greenville (South Carolina) News-Piedmont after earning a bachelor of science degree in 1984 from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.[5][6] He has been with The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1990.[6]

While with The Post and Courier, Bartelme was recognized for combining investigative reporting with magazine-style narratives on complex issues ranging from pension abuse[7] to toxic algae blooms.[8] In 2018, judges for the Society of Environmental Journalists award for beat reporting, said his "skill is evident as he dives deep time and again to deliver deftly-crafted, enterprising features on serious topics."[9]


  • In 2019, Bartelme won the inaugural Victor K. McElhany Knight Science Journalism Award for a story about climate change and the Gulf Stream.[10]
  • In 2018, Bartelme won the Gerald Loeb Award for Feature business journalism[11] and American Society of News Editors Deborah Howell Award for a story about the demise of the Piggly Wiggly Carolina grocery chain.[12]
  • In 2017, the American Geophysical Union awarded Bartelme its Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for "Every Other Breath," a series about climate change issues.[13][14]
  • In 2017, the National Press Foundation awarded its Technology in Journalism Award for "Chasing Carbon," a story that was part of the "Every Other Breath" series.[15]
  • In 2016, Bartelme was part of a reporting team that won a Scripps Howard Foundation award for community journalism about an investigation into police shootings in South Carolina.[16]
  • In 2016, Bartelme was a member of a reporting team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for stories about the fatal shooting of Walter Scott.[17]
  • In 2013, Bartelme's series about high insurance rates was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory writing and winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for non-deadline reporting for papers with circulations between 50,000 and 150,000.[18][19]
  • In 2011, Bartelme was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for in Feature Writing, for his series about a neurosurgeon's work to teach brain surgery in Tanzania.[20]
  • In 2011, Bartelme was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.[21]
  • In 2009, Bartelme won the National Press Association's Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing.[22]
  • In 2008, Bartelme won the Gerald Loeb Award for Small Newspapers for a story about the effect of China's growth on local economies.[23][24]
  • Bartelme won the 2007 Associated Press Managing Editors award for international perspective for newspapers under 150,000 circulation.[25] Bartelme has won more than 50 South Carolina Press Association Awards, including Journalist of the Year.[26][]
  • In 2006, Bartelme won the Journalism category in the Phillip Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment for his Post and Courier series on the ecological riches and the plight of the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina, "Under Fire".[27]


Bartelme has written or co-written four books:

  • A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa, 2017, Beacon Press. Title in Canada: Send Forth the Healing Sun: The Unexpected True Story About Teaching Brain Surgery in the African Bush, 2016, HarperCollins/Canada.[28]
  • Second Chance: The Mark Sanford Story, 2013.[29]
  • The Bridge Builders and Charleston's Grand New Span, with Jessica VanEgeren, 2005.
  • Into the Wind: The story of the world's longest race, with Brian Hicks, 1999.[30]

He wrote the screenplay for Born to the Wind, a documentary narrated by Peter Fonda on the 1998-1999 Around Alone sailing race.[31] The documentary won a Telly and Moscow Festival Special Award.[32][]


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  2. ^ Courier, Post and. "User". Post and Courier. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Joe Bartelme, 61, Dies; Ex-NBC News Official". The New York Times. 1991-09-06. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Luke Bartelme". IMDb. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Writers - Tony Bartelme". Showcase. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b "Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Finalist Tony Bartelme Mar. 24 "A Surgeon in the Village"". BBB Author Series. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "NLA". Retrieved .
  8. ^ Montgomery, David R. (2018-07-04). "Winners: SEJ 17th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment". SEJ. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "P&C reporter wins national award for stories about algae, flooding and power company abuses". Post and Courier. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Gulf Stream series wins Knight Science Journalism Program's Inaugural Victor K. McElheny Award". MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2018 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire. June 25, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "NLA". Retrieved .
  13. ^ "AGU honors journalists Rich Monastersky, Tony Bartelme and Courtney Humphries". EurekAlert!. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Saga - Post and Courier". Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Best of 2017: Award-Winning Journalism Worthy of Your Time". National Press Foundation. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "2015 Scripps Howard Award winners announced". Scripps. 2016-03-08. Retrieved .
  17. ^ The Pulitzer Prizes. "The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes". Retrieved .
  18. ^ The Pulitzer Prizes. "2013 Pulitzer Prizes Journalism". Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Sigma Delta Chi Awards - Society of Professional Journalists". Retrieved .
  20. ^ The Pulitzer Prizes. "2011 Pulitzer Prizes Journalism". Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Nieman Foundation For Journalism At Harvard Announces 2011 Nieman Fellows". Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Tony Bartelme". National Press Foundation. Retrieved .
  23. ^ N.Y. Times wins 3 Loeb Awards; Sloan gets his 7th, by Joseph Altman, Associated Press, Jun 30, 2008
  24. ^ "2008 Gerald Loeb Award Winners Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management". Fast Company. October 28, 2011. Retrieved 2019.
  25. ^ "Washington Post, Birmingham News among newspaper award winners - APME - Associated Press Media Editors". Retrieved .
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-29. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  27. ^ "Southern Nature Project". Retrieved .
  28. ^ "Send Forth The Healing Sun - Tony Bartelme - Paperback". HarperCollins Canada. Retrieved .
  29. ^ Evening Post Books. "Second Chance: The Mark Sanford Story".
  30. ^ Evening Post Books. "Into the Wind: Around Alone: The Story of The World's Longest Race".
  31. ^ Born to the Wind (TV Movie 1999) - IMDb, retrieved
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