Contents 1 Career 2 Works 3 Awards and honors 4 Personal life 5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] Before working for Vanity Fair, Prochnau was the Washington-bureau chief for The Seattle Times and also served as a national affairs reporter for The Washington Post. He has reported from Southeast Asia and Vietnam. He made two tours of Vietnam in 1965 and 1967. Prochnau wrote articles which include the profile of Pat Robertson and a report on the kidnapping of multinational businessmen held for ransom.[2]

Works[edit] Prochnau has had two movies created from the works he has written.[3] His work on the Vietnam War while at the Seattle Times landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents. His Vanity Fair article "Adventures in the Ransom Trade" inspired the 2000 film Proof of Life. His novel Trinity's Child was the basis for 1990's By Dawn's Early Light.[2] He also wrote Once Upon a Distant War: David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett--Young War Correspondents and Their Early Vietnam Battles.[2]

Awards and honors[edit] Prochnau won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship[4] in 1988 to research and write about the media as it operated in the Vietnam war and its aftermath.

Personal life[edit] Prochnau is married to Laura Parker. Together they write articles for Vanity Fair. They reside in Washington, DC. Laura Parker also covers aviation for The Washington Post and served as a national correspondent for USA Today for ten years.[3]

References[edit] ^ Who's Who in Entertainment. Third edition, 1998–1999. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1997. ^ a b c d "William Prochnau". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 25 April 2013.  ^ a b "William Prochnau with Laura Parker". Curtis Brown. Retrieved 25 April 2013.  ^ Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship

External links[edit] William Prochnau on IMDb Appearances on C-SPAN Booknotes interview with Prochnau on Once Upon a Distant War, January 14, 1996. Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 115193714 ISNI: 0000 0001 2018 9101 SUDOC: 063803763 BNF: cb126585940 (data) This article about a United States journalist born in the 1930s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. v t e Retrieved from "" Categories: Living peopleAmerican male journalistsAmerican journalists1937 birthsHistorians of the Vietnam WarAmerican journalist, 1930s birth stubs20th-century American journalistsHidden categories: Wikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with ISNI identifiersWikipedia articles with BNF identifiersAll stub articles

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