(AP) David M. Shribman, assistant managing editor, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, and Washington bureau chief of The Boston Globe, has been named executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
He succeeds John G. Craig, 69, who is expected to retire by May, said John Robinson Block, publisher and editor in chief.
The appointment is effective Feb. 3. Craig, who has been executive editor for 25 years, will remain during a transitional period, Block said Tuesday. He called Craig “an esteemed colleague.”
Shribman, 48, was awarded the Pulitzer in 1995 for his coverage of American politics. His column, “National Perspective,” is syndicated in more than 50 newspapers.
He joined the Globe after working for The Wall Street Journal as a national political correspondent. Before that, he covered Congress and national politics for The New York Times and was on the national staff of The Washington Star, now defunct.
“Mr. Shribman is one of the leading journalists in America. He will bring his vitality to Pittsburgh and help us make the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, already a very good newspaper, even better,” Block said.
A native of Salem, Mass., Shribman graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth in 1976 and did graduate work at Cambridge University as a James Reynolds Scholar.
He began his career at The Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News on the city staff before being assigned to the Washington bureau.
Shribman is a regular panelist on the PBS show “Washington Week in Review” and a frequent analyst for BBC radio.