Washington Post associate editor and columnist Eugene Robinson has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, it was announced today by the Pulitzer Prize Board. One of the world’s most prestigious journalism awards, the coveted prize was awarded to Robinson for his commentary that chronicled, analyzed and anticipated Barack Obama’s presidential election.

“From Gene’s early January column from Iowa ‘No Longer Unimaginable’ when he first believed that a black man might be elected president, to his Nov. 6 column, ‘Morning in America’ when he told us how Obama’s election felt to a man who grew up in segregated South Carolina, Gene chronicled last year’s amazing election with intelligence, wit, humor and sensitivity,” said Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page Editor. “We congratulate Gene and are honored that the Pulitzer Prize Board has recognized his incredible work as a columnist.”

Robinson is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group and his twice-weekly column appears in nearly 140 newspapers across the country.

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