David M. Shribman, 55, became executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on February 3, 2003. He came to Pittsburgh from The Boston Globe where he was assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief.
He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1976 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He did graduate work at Cambridge University, England, as a James Reynolds Scholar.
He joined The 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.
Mr. Shribman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1995 for his coverage of Washington and the American political scene. His column, “My Point,” is syndicated nationally.
Mr. Shribman was a regular panelist on the PBS show “Washington Week in Review” and 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. He delivered the Lyndon Baines Johnson Distinguished Lecture at Southwest Texas State University and the Charles Hall Dillon Lecture at the University of South Dakota.
Mr. 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. He is a member of the selection committee for the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award given by Colby College, Waterville, Maine, and is a member of the national board of the Calvin Coolidge Foundation, Plymouth, Vermont.
He has been married to Cindy Skrzycki, a Bloomberg financial columnist, for 30 years, and they live in Pittsburgh with their two daughters, Elizabeth and Natalie.