Evelyn Iritani

Evelyn Iritani is a senior editor at Bending Borders, a global multimedia program that explores common life experiences across cultures and countries. She is also the founder of Dancing Horse Media Shop, a communications company. As an international economics correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, she traveled the world and was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and the George Polk Award for Economics Reporting for a series she co-authored on WalMart’s impact on the global economy. A longtime interest in Japan, her ancestral homeland, inspired her award-winning book “An Ocean Between Us: The Changing Relationship of Japan and the United States Told in Four Stories from the Life of an American Town.” A graduate of the University of Washington, she is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Journalism and Women Symposium.