Colbert I. King

Colbert I. “Colby” King is a weekly columnist for the Washington Post,
specializing in urban and national affairs. Before joining the
Post’s editorial board in 1990, King worked for the State
Department, serving at the U.S. embassy in Bonn; in the Senate, where he
helped draft home-rule legislation for the District of Columbia; and at
the World Bank, where he was U.S. executive director. He was appointed
deputy editorial page editor of the Post in 2000, and served in that
capacity until 2007. King also is a regular panelist on the
public-affairs program “Inside Washington” on ABC-TV and a
regular commentator on WTOP Radio, where he was awarded the 2005
Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s award for
outstanding editorial commentary. He won the Pulitzer Prize for
distinguished commentary in 2003.