Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Broder passed away on Wednesday (Mar. 9) at the age of 81.
Broder, a columnist for the Washington Post, earned a high level of respect from his political coverage for which he was called “the dean of the Washington press corps.” He evenly reported on both Democrats and Republicans with clarity and perceptive thinking.
In 1973, he and the post each won Pulitzers for their coverage of President Nixon’s Watergate scandal. Additionally, Broder has covered every presidential convention since 1956.
He once said that he never grew tired of the “intense and unpredictable human drama in convention week.”
The Washington Post reports that Broder’s death was the result of diabetes complications. He passed away at Capital Hospice in Arlington, VA.