David Maraniss

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David Maraniss
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David Maraniss at the 2012 Texas Book Festival.
Born 1949
Notable awards 1993 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

David Maraniss (born 1949) is an American journalist and author, currently serving as an associate editor for The Washington Post.

He received a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993 for his coverage of then-candidate Bill Clinton during the 1992 United States presidential election.

Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss received an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Spring commencement ceremony on May 16, 2014.


Maraniss began his journalism career as a high school student in Madison, Wisconsin, where he covered antiwar protests and high school football for a local daily newspaper. He joined The Washington Post in 1977 and has served it in various capacities since. The Post assigned him the job of biographer for their coverage of 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama.[1]


Maraniss has written or co-authored several books, in particular biographies of politicians and sportspeople.

Personal life[edit]

Maraniss and wife Linda live in Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.


  1. ^ Howell, Deborah (July 20, 2008). "A Vote for Coverage of Substance". Washington Post. 
  2. ^ "J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project winners". Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 

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