Obituary editor Education: University of Virginia, BA; Columbia University, MA
Adam Bernstein grew up Connecticut. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
He worked at the Bakersfield Californian, covering cockfighting ("residents are crying foul about crying fowl") and other news stories, the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk and the Gazette in Montgomery County, Md., before joining The Post in 1999. One of his feature stories for The Post led to the reprinting of Roger Hall's comic memoir of World War II espionage, "You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger."
Honors & Awards:
Society of Professional Journalists "Dateline Award," first place and finalist for feature writing, 2019
Society of Professional Journalists "Dateline Award," finalist for feature writing, 2017
American Society of Newspaper Editors, finalist for Best Obituary Writing,2005
Professional Affiliations: The Society of Professional Obituary Writers, president Foreign languages spoken: Spanish
He and his wife, Marion, built Golden West Financial into one of the country’s largest savings-and-loan institutions. His philanthropic work included the founding of the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica.