David Maraniss

Washington, D.C.

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 Un
Latest from David Maraniss

Sept. 11, 2001: An ordinary work day, then surreal scenes of dread and death

They boarded planes, went to their offices at the World Trade Center or the Pentagon. Some wouldn’t survive.

September 10, 2021

On the third Wednesday in January, Joe Biden sought to put things back in sync with the nation’s history

Biden’s inauguration follows a first Wednesday of insurrection and a second Wednesday of impeachment.

January 20, 2021

El equipo de beisbol de Cleveland cambia de nombre. Ya era hora.

Durante muchos años, pensé poco en el significado del nombre del equipo de Cleveland, o en el degradante y sonriente logo del Chief Wahoo en las gorras y las tarjetas de beisbol.

December 17, 2020

Cleveland’s baseball team is ditching its nickname. It’s long overdue.

There are far better ways to honor people than to appropriate their names for your own amusement.

December 14, 2020

Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Uncle Joe, who outlasted them both

On back-to-back nights, two former presidents try to elevate a nominee older than both of them.

August 18, 2020

In an age of style, editor Alice Mayhew was a spitfire of substance

The world was a better place with Alice reading manuscripts.

February 5, 2020

A racist chant is not what patriotism looks like. This is.

My friend Big Jim stood up against narrow-mindedness and racism.

July 18, 2019

The Red Scare targeted my family. America hasn’t shaken its demons yet.

Unreasonable persecution by the government lives on, now thanks to President Trump.

May 13, 2019

Aretha Franklin’s last name explained her

The Queen of Soul was born to sing, and her voice will far outlast her death.

August 16, 2018

The Clintons were undone by the middle-American voters they once knew so well

Their dynasty was halted by the white working class voters Bill Clinton grew up with.

November 9, 2016