Orange Count Register investigative reporter Jenifer McKim is headed to Harvard this August. McKim, a Pulitzer finalist, won a Nieman — finally! It was McKim’s third attempt to win that elusive award, and the Boston-bound star reporter couldn’t be happier.
McKim tells FBLA she’s taking the whole crew to Cambridge – her hubby and 6 1/2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son.
It’ll be nice to have the family around her, we’re sure, but we doubt McKim will want to leave her homework lying around. McKim tells us, “I’ll be studying issues related to child prostitution and at-risk youth as well as taking advantage of all the array of great opportunities Harvard and the Nieman offer.”
Egads. OK. As to, how does it feel to finally win?
“After three tries, I’m still pinching myself that this is actually happening,” she says. “It’s been something I’ve dreamed about for a long time, so having it actually become reality is still taking a while to sink in. A good lesson to all who don’t get what they want on the first or second (or 15th) try!”