Sissie and Herb Lipton of Society Hill announce the engagement of their son Eric Lipton to Elham Dehbozorgi, daughter of Fahimeh and Reza Dehbozorgi of Palmetto Bay, Fla.

    Eric, a graduate of the University of Vermont, works in the Washington bureau of The New York Times, where he is an investigative reporter. He is co-author of City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center and, in 1992, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism for a series of stories about the flaw in the mirror of the Hubble Space Telescope.

    Elham, a graduate of the University of Miami and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University, is a conflicts supervisor at the international law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association Ethics Committee and also a barrister member of the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court.

    The couple, who lives in Washington, D.C., is planning a 2009 wedding in Coconut Grove, Fla.