Christine Stapleton has worked for The Palm Beach Post since 1986. She distinguished herself as the paper’s court reporter for 12 years, covering notable trials such as the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, Florida’s landmark case against the tobacco industry, Tom and Nicole’s adoptions and Roxanne Pulitzer’s dalliances.
Christine was among the lead reporters in the paper’s coverage of the November 2000 election and helped write two award-winning projects on migrant farm workers and pesticides. She now works on investigative projects and writes a weekly column on depression.
Her awards include: Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award 2004 and 2006; ASNE Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News Reporting 2003; Sigma Delta Chi’s Green Eyeshade Award 1991; the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Steven Goldstein award for her 13-year battle to free a man wrongly convicted of murder; and the 2008 Mental Health America Journalism Award. She is a senior fellow of the Knight Foundation and has appeared on The Deborah Norville Show, Inside Edition and City Confidential.
A collection of her columns and blogs, Hoping for a happy ending: A journalist’s story of depression, bipolar and alcoholism is available at www.Amazon.com, www.Barnes&Noble.com and www.AuthorHouse.com. For more information about Christine, visit her website at ChristineStapleton.com