David S. Broder (1929)
He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, currently with The Washington Post.
Before joining the Post in 1966 he worked at the New York Times, Congressional
Quarterly, the now defunct Washington Star and the Pantagraph (Bloomington,
Illinois). The longtime columnist is informally known as the "Dean" of the
Washington press corps. For many years he has appeared on Washington Week and
other current affairs television programs. Broder, who is in his late 70s,
exemplifies an earlier, declining journalistic tradition. Unlike many younger
commentators, he eschews partisanship and ideological crusades.
Broder won his Pulitzer for commentary in 1973 and has been the recipient of
numerous awards and academic honors before and since. He is the author of
several books about contemporary politics.
In 2000, Broder became a tenured, salaried full professor at the University of
Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism while continuing full time at
The Washington Post.