National Perspective by David Shribman

Type: Text Feature
Frequency: 1x Weekly
Categories: Opinion.

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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.


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David Shribman

David M. Shribman, who for 16 years was executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has been an AMS columnist for nearly a quarter-century. His career includes a decade as Washington bureau chief of The Boston Globe and service as national political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, congressional and political writer for The New York Times, and national correspondent for The Washington Star. Shribman directed the coverage of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize. He also 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" and a columnist for Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper, Shribman is also a frequent analyst for CBC radio. His "I Remember My Teacher," a tribute to the nation's great educators, was published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. He has lectured at universities and colleges around the country, and for the academic year 2019-2020 will be on the faculty of McGill University in Montreal. A summa cum laude graduate 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. He 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 and University of Pittsburgh professor, for 41 years. They live in Pittsburgh and have two grown 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".

  • published: Saturday, May 11, 2024

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