Colbert I. King
Colbert Isaiah King (born September 20, 1939) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post. He is deputy editor of the Post's editorial page. King earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Howard University in 1961. Before joining the staff of the Washington Post on August 1, 1990, King served as:
- U.S. Army officer with the Adjutant General's Corps (1961–1963)
- Special officer for the United States Department of State (1964–1980)
- Worker for the Volunteers in Service to America (1971–1972)
- Minority staff director of the United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia (1972–1976), where he helped draft the District of Columbia Home Rule Act
- Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department (1976–1979)
- U.S. executive director to the World Bank (1979–1980)
- Executive vice president of the Middle East and Africa at Riggs Bank (1980–1990)
In 2003, King won the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary "for his against the grain columns that speak to people in power with ferocity and wisdom". He was a regular television panelist on the weekly political discussion show Inside Washington until the show ceased production in December 2013.
- Farhi, Paul, "After more than 40 years, ‘Inside Washington’ will go off the air," washingtonpost.com, September 8, 2013.
- "Colbert I. King". The Pulitzer Prize Winners. The Pulitzer Board. Archived from the original on 2005-12-15. Retrieved 2006-06-03.
- "Colbert King: Biography". The History Makers. Retrieved 2006-06-03.
- Column archive at the Washington Post
- The 2010 Chairman’s Citation Winner: Colbert I. King, National Press Foundation
- Works by or about Colbert I. King in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Voices on Antisemitism interview with King, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, October 4, 2012
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