SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Scarsdale’s Alan Schwarz.
Schwarz, a Scarsdale resident, turns 46 on Thursday.
Schwarz, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated national correspondent at The New York Times, was born July 3, 1968, in White Plains. He is best-known for writing more than 100 articles that exposed the seriousness of concussions among football players of all ages. In 2011, Schwarz moved from the Times sports department to its national desk and began writing controversial pieces on young people abusing Adderall and other stimulant medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Schwarz’s recent reporting has focused on the rising rates of ADHD diagnoses in children and the abuse potential of stimulant medications like Adderall. Some doctors have praised the series for raising awareness of problems in children’s mental health treatment. Some of his awards and recognitions include:
- 2007 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for Project Reporting.
- 2008 New York Press Club Award for Journalism.
- 2009 George Polk Award.
- 2009 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for Project Reporting.
- 2010 Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award for Sports Journalism.
- 2010 New York Press Club Award for Journalism.
- 2010 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for Project Reporting.
- 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (Finalist).
- 2011 Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award for Public Service.
- 2013 American Statistical Association Excellence in Statistical Reporting.
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