Interview with Len Downie

Leonard Downie, Jr.
Vice President At-Large
Washington Post Company


  • Washington Post won 25 Pulitzer Prizes while he was executive editor
  • Finalist for 1966 Pulitzer Prize in local reporting
  • Weil Family Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University
  • Award for Editorial Leadership, American Society of News Editors, 2009.
  • Ben Bradlee Editor of the Year Award, National Press Foundation, 2008.
  • Goldsmith Award, Harvard University, 2003.
  • Author of four non-fiction books and one novel
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from The Ohio State University, 1993.
  • Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence for coverage of Britain.
  • Gavel Award of the American Bar Association for coverage of the courts.
  • John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism.
  • Front Page Award, Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild.
  • Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship.