Political columnist David Broder has died of complications from diabetes, the Washington Post announced Wednesday. Broder, who won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the Watergate scandal, passed away Wednesday at Capital Hospice in Arlington. He was 81.
Broder began his career in the 1950s working as a writer for various newspapers. He began reporting for The Washington Post in the ‘60s. Broder’s work soon earned him the nickname of "the dean of Washington press corps." He wrote several books and regularly appeared on political talk shows including ‘Washington Week’ and ‘Meet the Press.’
Broder is survived by his wife of 35 years, four sons and seven grandchildren.
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