Bob Braun wrote for The Star-Ledger for nearly 50 years. He served as its education editor for nearly 30 years and then became its senior news columnist. He has covered national political campaigns and conventions, the troubles in Northern Ireland, the trial of the Lockerbie terrorists, the shootings in Columbine, Nickel Mines, PA, and Newtown, CT; 9/11, AIDS in East Africa, the Abu Ghraib trials, Congressional passage of the health care act, and the earthquake in Haiti. He was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for coverage of Gov. James E. McGreevey’s resignation. He also won the 2010 Associated Press Managing Editor’s award for foreign correspondence for his coverage of the Haiti earthquake. Braun is the author of Teachers and Power, published by Simon and Schuster. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School and is an attorney and works as an independent journalist and communications consultant. He lives in Elizabeth with his wife Lynda, a retired school teacher and learning disabilities consultant. They have two children, Jenifer, an editor at The Star-Ledger and mother of their three grandchildren, and David, an archaeologist who works at George Washington University, the University of Cape Town, South Africa, the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, and the National Museums of Kenya.