Hank Klibanoff is an American journalist, now a professor at Emory University. He and Gene Roberts won the annual Pulitzer Prize for History in 2007 recognizing their book The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation.
Early life and education
Hank Klibanoff was born and raised in Florence, Alabama. He got an early start in journalism delivering newspapers by bicycle. He graduated from Coffee High School in Florence and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied under Howard Nemerov and received his B.A. in English. He studied journalism at the Medill School of Northwestern University.
He was Managing Editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution until June 24, 2008, when he stepped down. He had been Deputy Managing Editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 20 years. He had also been a reporter for six year in Mississippi and three years at The Boston Globe.
Klibanoff is currently the director of the journalism program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the Project Managing Editor of the Civil Rights Cold Case Project.
Father to three girls, Caroline, Eleanor and Corinne. Married to Laurie Leonard.