Bill Dedman

Journalist, Author


Who is Bill Dedman?

Bill Dedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, an investigative reporter for NBC News, and co-author of the No. 1 bestselling book "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune."

In 1989, Dedman received the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for The Color of Money, a series of articles in Bill Kovach's Atlanta Journal-Constitution on racial discrimination by mortgage lenders in middle-income black neighborhoods.

Dedman uncovered the case of the reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark in 2010, documenting her life in a series of reports on and The Today Show. Dedman and Clark's cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., co-wrote the nonfiction book "Empty Mansions" about Clark and her father, the Gilded Age industrialist William A. Clark. Published September 10, 2013, by Ballantine Books, "Empty Mansions" debuted at No. 4 on The New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover nonfiction, and was the No. 1 bestselling nonfiction e-book in America.

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  • Washington University in St. Louis
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on July 23, 2013


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