Jeff Leen began working as the investigations editor of The Washington Post in 2003 after having joined the Post’s Investigative Unit as a reporter in 1997. The next year, he was the lead reporter on an investigation of D.C. police shootings that won the 1999 Pulitzer Gold Medal for Meritorious Public Service, the paper's first since Watergate. Leen worked as a reporter or an editor on investigations that were honored with seven Pulitzer Prizes. His individual honors include the Missouri Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Jeff graduated from Ritenour Senior High School in suburban St. Louis in 1975, and his first job in journalism was at the St. Louis County Star. Prior to joining the Post, he worked for 10 years on the investigative team for the Miami Herald.