David Maraniss ( MARR-ə-niss; born 1949) is an American journalist and author, currently serving as an associate editor for The Washington Post.
The Washington Post assigned Maraniss the job of biographer for their coverage of 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Maraniss and wife Linda live in Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin. His son, Andrew Maraniss is also an author and has been on the New York Times best-seller list in 2015.
Maraniss has written or co-authored numerous books, most of which are biographies of politicians or athletes, and all of which were published by Simon & Schuster.
||Interviews and presentations
|First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton
||*Booknotes interview with Maraniss, May 7, 1995, C-SPAN
*Presentation by Maraniss, May 15, 1995, C-SPAN
*Presentation by Maraniss, November 4, 1998, C-SPAN
|Tell Newt to Shut Up!
||Newt Gingrich, The Republican Revolution
||*Presentation by Maraniss, May 20, 1996
||Co-authored with Michael Weisskopf
|The Clinton Enigma: A Four-and-a-Half Minute Speech Reveals This President's Entire Life
||Bill Clinton, Lewinsky scandal
||*Presentation by Maraniss, November 4, 1998, C-SPAN
*Presentation by Maraniss, February 23, 1999, C-SPAN
|When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi
|The Prince of Tennessee: Al Gore Meets His Fate
||*Presentation by Maraniss and Nakashima, September 26, 2000
||Co-authored with Ellen Nakashima
|They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967
||Battle of Ong Thanh, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Student protests against the Vietnam War
||*Interview on They Marched into Sunlight at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
*Presentation by Maraniss at the Wisconsin Historical Society, April 8, 2002
*Part one and Part two of interview with Maraniss, September 28 and November 16, 2003, C-SPAN
|Winner of the 2004 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
|Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
|Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World
||1960 Summer Olympics
||*Presentation by Maraniss at the Free Library of Philadelphia, July 10, 2008, C-SPAN
*Q&A interview with Maraniss, July 13, 2008, C-SPAN
*Presentation by Maraniss at the National Book Festival, September 27, 2008, C-SPAN
|Into the Story: A Writer's Journey through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss
|Barack Obama: The Story
||*Interview with Maraniss, June 17, 2012, C-SPAN
*Cassie M. Chew; Meena Ganesan (July 9, 2012). "David Maraniss on Writing Obama's 'Story'". PBS Newshour.
*Presentation by Maraniss at the National Book Festival, September 23, 2012, C-SPAN
*Interview with Maraniss, Tucson Festival of Books, March 15, 2015, C-SPAN
|Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
||*Interview with Maraniss, October 20, 2014, C-SPAN
*Presentation by Maraniss at the Detroit Historical Society, October 3, 2015, C-SPAN
*Presentation by Maraniss at the Wisconsin Book Festival, October 24, 2015, C-SPAN
|A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father
||*Q&A interview, May 12, 2019, C-SPAN