Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David M. Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for the past decade, is the author of the "National Perspective" syndicated column. His writings are inspired by the current events affecting American politics and the personalities behind them. He came to Pittsburgh from The Boston Globe, where he was assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief.
In 1995, Shribman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for his coverage of Washington and the American political scene. A regular panelist on the PBS show "Washington Week in Review," Shribman is also a frequent analyst for BBC radio. His "I Remember My Teacher," a tribute to the nation's great educators, was published in 2002. He has lectured at universities and colleges around the country.
Shribman joined The Boston Globe after serving as national political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to that, he covered Congress and national politics for The New York Times and was a member of the national staff of The Washington Star. A native of Salem, Massachusetts, he began his career at The Buffalo Evening News, where he worked on the city staff before being assigned to the paper's Washington bureau.
Graduating summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1976, Shribman was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He completed graduate work at Cambridge University, England, as a James Reynolds Scholar.
Shribman is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and of the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth.