12 Facts About Alex Tizon


Tomas Alexander Asuncion Tizon was a Filipino-American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.


Alex Tizon immigrated with his family in 1964, shortly before the first big wave of Asian immigration to the United States in the postwar era.


Alex Tizon's childhood was marked by financial hardship and frequent long-distance moves.


Alex Tizon earned degrees from the University of Oregon and Stanford University.


In 1997, Alex Tizon won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.


Alex Tizon was Seattle Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times from 2003 to 2008.


Alex Tizon was a Knight International Journalism Fellow based in Manila in 2009 and 2010.


Alex Tizon told his own story as a first-generation immigrant and an Asian male growing up in the United States to examine cultural mythologies related to race and gender, in particular the Western stereotypes of Asian men and women.


Alex Tizon was found dead in his home in Eugene, Oregon, on March 23,2017.


Alex Tizon's death appeared to be the result of natural causes.


The last story Alex Tizon wrote was an article for The Atlantic titled "My Family's Slave" in which he described how his parents had kept a peasant woman named Eudocia Tomas Pulido as a household slave, even after emigrating to the US from the Philippines.


Alex Tizon died the day that The Atlantics editorial staff decided the article would be featured on the magazine's front cover, but before they could tell him of their decision.