Bob Marshall is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has covered the people, stories, and environmental issues of Louisiana’s wetlands for more than 35 years for The Times-Picayune as well as for national publications. In 2017, he returned to the New Orleans Times-Picayune to write a regular column on environmental issues after a four-year stint at The Lens.
In 1996 he was co-author of the Pulitzer-winning series “Oceans of Trouble,” examining the plight of the world’s fisheries and the decline of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. In 2005 he investigated the missteps in building the New Orleans levees and floodwalls that caused 80% of New Orleans to flood during and after Hurricane Katrina, part of the package that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
In 2007 Marshall was co-author of the series entitled “Last Chance: The Fight to Save a Disappearing Coast,” about Louisiana’s coastal erosion problems, which won top awards from Columbia University and the National Academies of Sciences.