KANN, PETER R. (1947– ), U.S. publisher. A native of Prince ton, N.J. Kann graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Joining the San Francisco bureau of The Wall Street Journal in 1963, Kann became a staff reporter the following year and worked in the Pittsburgh and Los Angeles news bureaus. In 1967 Kann became the Journal's first resident reporter in Vietnam. From 1969 to 1975 he continued to cover the Vietnam War, as well as other events across Asia, as a roving reporter based in Hong Kong. In 1972 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished reporting on international affairs for his coverage of the 1971 India-Pakistan war. In 1976 Kann was named the first publisher and editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal, headquartered in Hong Kong. After 12 years in Asia, Kann returned to the United States in 1979,
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