‘Dean’ Broder to Give Up Daily Reporting, Keep Column

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By: Dave Astor

David Broder will no longer do daily reporting for The Washington Post, but will continue to write his syndicated political column, according to a story posted by TheHill.com.

“This doesn’t mean Dave will stop reporting. You don’t do a column without reporting,” said Alan Shearer, editorial director and general manager of the Washington Post Writers Group (WPWG), which syndicates Broder twice-weekly column to more than 300 newspapers. Shearer told E&P that the column won’t change, and that Broder would have more time to do it.

Broder, 75, has covered every presidential campaign since 1960 — traveling up to 100,000 miles a year to cover candidates and talk to voters. “He has called me from all over the place early in the morning and late at night,” said Shearer. “He’s indefatigable.”

Broder could not be reached for comment today by E&P.

Shearer noted that WPWG was formed in 1973 specifically to syndicate Broder after he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary earlier that year. “He’s our founding feature,” said Shearer.

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