Todd South is the Ground Combat Reporter for Military Times. He is a Marine Corps veteran who deployed during the invasion of Iraq with 2nd Recon Battalion. After being honorably discharged from the Marines in 2003 he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and worked at various newspapers in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and New Jersey. During that time, he also earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. Todd has spent most of his career covering crime, courts, government and military/veterans issues. He was named a 2014 Pulitzer finalist for local reporting on a projected titled "Speak No Evil" that covered witness intimidation in gang shooting cases in Chattanooga, Tenn.