Feb. 7, 1997

Broder selected for William Allen White award

David Broder, a national political correspondent for the Washington Post and a Pulitzer Prize winner, will receive the William Allen White Foundation's 1997 national citation today, Feb. 7.

Broder will accept the citation and give the annual William Allen White Day address during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony in Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. The event is open to the public.

A panel of William Allen White Foundation trustees selected Broder to receive the citation. The honor has been awarded since 1950 to journalists who exemplify the ideals of William Allen White, a nationally influential Kansas editor and publisher until his death in 1944.

Broder joined the Washington Post in 1966. He writes a twice-weekly column that covers a broad spectrum of American political life. The column, syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group, is carried by more than 300 newspapers around the world.

Before joining the Post, Broder covered national politics for the New York Times from 1965 to 1966, the Washington Star from 1960 to 1965 and Congressional Quarterly from 1955 to 1960. He has covered every national campaign and convention since 1960.

He is a regular commentator on CNN's "Inside Politics," and makes regular appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press" and "Washington Week in Review."

Broder received the Pulitzer Prize in May 1973 for distinguished commentary. He has been named "Best Newspaper Political Reporter" by the Washington Journalism Review.

A survey for Washingtonian magazine found that Broder was rated "Washington's most highly regarded columnist" by both editorial-page editors and members of Congress.

In 1990, a survey by Washingtonian magazine of the opinion-page editors of the nation's largest 200 newspapers rated Broder as "Best Reporter," "Hardest Working" and "Least Ideological" among some 123 columnists. Broder has won many awards, including the White Burkett Miller Presidential Award in 1989 and the National Press Foundation's prestigious Fourth Estate Award in 1990.

He is author or co-author of six books, including The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point with Washington Post alumnus Haynes Johnson, published by Little, Brown and Co. in 1996; The Man Who Would be President: Dan Quayle with Bob Woodward from Simon & Schuster in 1992; and Behind the Front Page: A Candid Look at How the News is Made from Simon & Schuster in 1987.


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