Colbert I. King
» Columnist | Colbert I. "Colby" King is a weekly columnist for The Post, specializing in urban and national affairs. His column appears on Saturdays.
Before joining The Post's editorial board in 1990, King worked for the State Department, serving at the U.S. embassy in Bonn; in the Senate, where he helped draft home-rule legislation for the District of Columbia; and at the World Bank, where he was U.S. executive director. He was appointed deputy editorial page editor of The Post in 2000, and served in that capacity until 2007.
King is a regular panelist on the public-affairs program "Inside Washington" on ABC-TV and a regular commentator on WTOP Radio, where he was awarded the 2005 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association's award for outstanding editorial commentary. He won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 2003.