Mark Puente

Writer

Mark Puente, an investigative reporter for The Baltimore Sun, has been nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. He covered St. Petersburg City Hall and real estate for the Tampa Bay Times. He previously was a crime and investigations reporter for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, where he won the Al Nakkula Award — the only national journalism award devoted to police reporting.  His 2014 “Undue Force” series on allegations of police brutality in Baltimore won the Institute on Political Journalism’s Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award for reporting on racial or religious hatred, intolerance or discrimination in the United States.  A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate, Puente grew up in Detroit and Cleveland and spent 14 years driving a tractor trailer before going to college.

Recent Articles

  • Three-alarm fire engulfs senior center under construction

    Three-alarm fire engulfs senior center under construction

    A community center and apartments being built across the street from the Southern Baptist Church in East Baltimore were ablaze Monday night — a huge, raging fire visible from blocks away. Firefighters were called at 8:49 p.m. to the three-alarm fire engulfing the building at Gay and Federal streets....

  • After peaceful start, violence mars Freddie Gray protest in Baltimore

    After peaceful start, violence mars Freddie Gray protest in Baltimore

    A day of mostly peaceful rallies to protest the death of Freddie Gray turned confrontational as dark fell over Baltimore on Saturday with demonstrators smashing the windows on police cars, blocking traffic near the Inner Harbor and shouting, “Killers!” at officers dressed in riot gear.More than...

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