Contributing editor Education: The University of Delaware; Oxford University
David E. Hoffman is a contributing editor to The Washington Post. He joined the newspaper in 1982, and covered the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He was later diplomatic correspondent, and the newspaper’s bureau chief in Jerusalem and Moscow, then foreign editor and assistant managing editor for foreign news. He is the author of "The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia" (PublicAffairs, 2002), "The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy" (Doubleday, 2009), which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, and "The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal" (Doubleday, 2015). Hoffman has also been a correspondent for FRONTLINE, the flagship PBS investigative television series.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2010, for "The Dead Hand"
He became the agency’s chief contact with Ryszard Kuklinski, a Polish army officer who provided copies of secret Soviet war plans and other critical insights into Soviet military doctrine and thinking.