The New Yorker's Pulitzer recognizes four of Ronan’s investigative articles published in fall 2017
that uncovered more than 20 years of sexual misconduct allegations against the wealthy
and powerful in Hollywood, most notably movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The New Yorker shares the award with reporters at the New York Times.
For his relentless investigative reporting, Ronan was also honored with the National
Reporting Award by the George Polk Awards, and the Point Foundation’s Point Courage Award for advocating for the future of the LGBTQ and allied community.
Ronan entered Bard College at Simon’s Rock at age 11—still the youngest student to
ever be admitted—and was the College’s first Rhodes Scholar. He has appeared twice on Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, both times in his early 20s.
At the age of 30, Ronan has become an inspiration for aspiring journalists, the LGBTQ+
community, and young leaders everywhere. His message to Simon’s Rock graduates at
the 2011 commencement still rings true: “Now more than ever, young people are at the very core of changing
world events. You are at the very core of changing world events.”