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Veteran journalist Janet Cooke never Married to Anyone or keeping her Personal life secret; Find out her Relationship Status

Updated On 06 Aug, 2017 Published On 06 Aug, 2017
Veteran journalist Janet Cooke never Married to Anyone or keeping her Personal life secret; Find out her Relationship Status

Veteran journalist Janet Cooke never Married to Anyone or keeping her Personal life secret; Find out her Relationship Scandal, Status, Career, Affairs, and Wiki

There are some who became famous after their work and then there are some who gain fame by means of scandals or lies. We're looking at you, Kim Kardashian.

Janet Cooke, the author behind the fabricated story of an eight-year-old boy, Jimmy, became famous after her fake story.

The controversial writer is currently single after her divorce with her first husband, she doesn't look like a marrying anytime soon. Today in this section, let's cover her personal life and know her current relationship status.

Janet Cooke-Keeping Personal life Secret

She won Pulitzer prize in 1981 in a post she shared in the Washington Times. It was related to a young boy, Jimmy, who was a drug addict.

Janet Cooke won Pulitzer award for her post in the Washington Times, Source: Alchetron

Her work got selected for the award. But the big twist was that she had to succumb the award to Teresa Carpenter, who came out second in the award nomination.

Moving towards her marriage life, the author has been tightly lipped regarding her private life. But we have gathered all the necessary information regarding her personal life so continue reading.

She was once married to an Attorney and moved to the capital of France, Paris. Their marriage life was going pretty well until due to some differences, the pair filed for divorce.

 

She was previously married to an Attorney and they later divorced, Source: Alchetron

After her marriage life ended, she was in a relationship with Mike Sager, a former Post Reporter. The couple was childhood friends and after her marriage ended in a divorce, the pair started dating.

Janet Cooke-Pulitzer Prize Scandal

It's a dream for any author to win the Pulitzer award and Janet realized her dream. But looks like in order to win the award she decided to create a bogus story.

 

Janet Cooke was a big scandal when she posted a bogus story regarding a boy named Jimmy, Source: Presentation

She gave up her title when everyone knew about her fake story. It was a shocking moment for all the jury and after she gave up her award a few days later, she released an official statement regarding the matter.

In the statement, she divulged, 

"What I did was wrong. I regret that I did it. I was guilty. I did it, and I'm sorry that I did it. I'm ashamed that I did it."

But at the very least, she knew she is the only one responsible for it. Since then the author stopped writing any book as she realized her career has come to an end.

Quick facts about Janet Cooke

 

  • Born on July 23, 1954, in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
  • She attended a local high school in Ohio.
  • She graduated from Unversity of Toledo with a bachelors degree
  • She also attended Vassar University.
  • From her early childhood, Janet was able to fabricate any lie.
  • She joined the Washington Post in 1980.
  • She was subsequently stripped of her rights as a journalist after her fake story.

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