Doug Pardue is a projects reporter for The Post and Courier. Before joining the Charleston paper, he was news projects editor for USA Today. At USA Today his team covered the Florida presidential recount with The Miami Herald, and a series on what happened inside the World Trade Center towers after the first terrorist airplane strike. His work as a reporter and editor has received four National Headliner Awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Citation, a Gerald Ford Award for coverage of National Defense, ASNE’s Jesse Laventhol prize for deadline news writing by a team for coverage of a fire that killed nine Charleston firefighters, SPJ’s top awards for deadline and non-deadline writing and Gerald Loeb honors for business journalism. He was part of a Roanoke (Va.) Times team that was a 1990 Pulitzer Prize finalist for coverage of the year-long Pittston Coal strike. He also has been a projects/investigations editor at The Tampa Tribune and The (Columbia) State.