Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress Education: University of Illinois, B.S. in communications and M.S. in communications
Dan Balz is chief correspondent at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 1978 and has been involved in political coverage as a reporter or editor throughout his career. Before coming to The Post, he worked at National Journal magazine as a reporter and an editor and at the Philadelphia Inquirer. At The Post, he has reported on 10 presidential campaigns. The first political convention he covered was the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968. He is the author of several books, including two bestsellers. He was born in Freeport, Ill., and served in the U.S. Army.
He is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week” and is a frequent guest on the Sunday morning talk shows and other public affairs programs.
Honors & Awards:
John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2017
Robin Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, 2015
White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for deadline writing, 2011
National Press Club's Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis, 2011
Gerald R. Ford Award for Coverage of the Presidency (shared), 2002
American Political Science Association's Carey McWilliams Award, 1999
Books by Dan Balz:
Storming the Gates: Protest Politics and the Republican Revival