Associate editor Education: University of Wisconsin, honorary doctor of letters
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Maraniss has been part of The Washington Post family since 1977. During his career he has served as Maryland reporter, Maryland editor, deputy Metro editor, Metro editor, project editor, congressional reporter and presidential campaign biographer. He has won nearly every major prize in journalism and nonfiction writing and is the author of 12 books, including "First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton" and "Barack Obama: The Story." He is a fellow in the Society of American Historians and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 1993
Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2016
J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2003
George Polk Award for national reporting, 1996
ASNE Laventhol Prize for deadline reporting, 1997
Dirksen award for congressional reporting, 1996
Hancock prize for financial reporting, 1991
Ambassador Book Award, 2003
Frankfurt eBook Award, 2000
Latino Book Prize, 2006
Eagleton Book Prize, 1996
On Pulitzer Prize team for local reporting on Virginia Tech tragedy, 2008
It felt like the culmination of so many long-emerging trends in American life. The decomposition of traditional institutions. The descent of politics into reality-TV entertainment. Demographic and economic shifts quickening the impulses of inclusion and exclusion and us vs. them.