National Perspective by David Shribman
Type: Text Feature
Frequency: 2x Weekly
David Shribman's weekly National Perspective column takes a decidedly apolitical view of American politics. Mixing historical analysis with his keen journalistic insight, Shribman makes sense of the chaotic world of Washington, D.C. Covering everything from health care to presidential history, Shribman's National Perspective is a must-read for anyone who wants an unvarnished take on the state of the U.S. government.
David M. Shribman became executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Feb. 3, 2003. He came to Pittsburgh from The Boston Globe where he was assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief.
Shribman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1995 for his coverage of Washington and the American political scene.
A regular panelist on the PBS show "Washington Week in Review," Shribman is also a frequent analyst for BBC radio. His "I Remember My Teacher," a tribute to the nation's great educators, was published in April 2002. He has lectured at universities and colleges around the country.
Shribman joined The Boston Globe after serving as national political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to that, he covered Congress and national politics for The New York Times and was a member of the national staff of The Washington Star. A native of Salem, Massachusetts, he began his career at The Buffalo Evening News, where he worked on the city staff before being assigned to the paper's Washington bureau.
Graduating summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1976, Shribman was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He did graduate work at Cambridge University, England, as a James Reynolds Scholar.
Shribman is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and of the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth.
Born in 1954, Shribman has been married to Cindy Skrzycki, a Washington Post financial columnist, for 25 years. They live in Pittsburgh with their two daughters, Elizabeth and Natalie.
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"In order for (democracy) to work, the people that are going to operate the system need to be informed." - David Shribman
Al Hunt, the former executive Washington editor at The Wall Street Journal, called Shribman "one of the most gifted young political writers that I'd ever seen."