A Chattanooga native and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter returned to his alma mater Monday with a message for students.

Keep your eyes and ears open. Notice details. Tell stories.

"Tell big, important stories if you like, or tell small, meaningful ones. Tell them with care, with fairness. But tell them," Bill Dedman told about 700 high school students at Baylor School.

Dedman is in Chattanooga to talk about The New York Times bestseller he co-authored, "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune."

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