David Broder: Pulitzer-Winning Columnist Dies at 81
David Broder Dies at 81 from Diabetes
David S. Broder, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, has died due to complications from diabetes in Arlington, Virginia. He was 81 years old. David Broder won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his coverage of the Watergate scandal.
David Broder was born and raised in Chicago. He began his journalism career in 1947 as Editor of the Chicago Maroon, and writing for a military publication while serving in the US Army. During the 1960s, David Broder worked for the Washington Star and the New York Times before joining the Washington Post as a reporter and editor.
Broder has appeared on Meet the Press since 1963, and has appeared over 400 times.
You can read the Washington Post's obituary for David Broder via the link below.
Mr. Broder was often called the dean of the Washington press corps - a nickname he earned in his late 30s in part for the clarity of his political analysis and the influence he wielded as a perceptive thinker on political trends in his books, articles and television appearances.