"It pays to be prepared, to be as good as you can be in your field, because you never know when luck or opportunity or grace or whatever you want to call it may come knocking. It pays to be up to the task of answering the call in full riot gear -- that is, fully prepared."-Tomas Alex Tizon, Filipino-American Journalist
"Tomas Alex Tizon, a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, a staff writer at The Seattle Times, a stringer for Newsweek and a contributor to "60 Minutes." At the Seattle Times, he and two colleagues won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in investigative journalism for a five-part series on fraud in the federal Indian housing program. He worked as lead writer on a series about the Washington, D.C., sniper that was a 2003 Pulitzer finalist in deadline reporting."