Dale Van Atta

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Dale Van Atta
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Born 1952
Occupation Author and Journalist
Nationality American

Dale Van Atta (born 1952) is a speaker, novelist, and journalist. He was a personal friend of and co-author with fellow journalist Jack Anderson and borrowed money to help him when he was in financial trouble.[1] In 2008 his book With Honor was released about Melvin Robert Laird, Richard Nixon's Secretary of Defense from 1969 to 1973.


Before joining Jack Anderson in 1979, Van Atta was an investigative reporter for Deseret News.[2] He is also a contributor to many international and national magazines and newspapers.[3] Van Atta worked with Jack Anderson for seven years writing a column in more than 800 newspapers.[4]

Honors and awards[edit]

Van Atta has been nominated five times for the Pulitzer Prize. Three of the nominations came from his work at Desert News from 1973-1979.[2]



  1. ^ Kurtz, Howard Alan (October 15, 1991), "Jack Anderson Column in Jeopardy; Money Woes Threaten Capital Fixture", The Washington Post 
  2. ^ a b Hollstein, Milton. "CO-COLUMNIST GETS OFF THE `MERRY GO-ROUND'". Desert News. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "WSC TALK THURSDAY BY DALE VAN ATTA, A D.C. COLUMNIST". Deseret News. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Trust Betrayed — Inside the AARP by Dale Van Atta". Hacienda Pub. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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