David Horsey

A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, columnist for Hearst Newspapers and contributing commentator at MSNBC.com, David Horsey has a gift for delivering social and political commentary in a way that truly resonates. After graduating from the University of Washington, Horsey embarked on a multi-faceted career as a political reporter that took him to national political party conventions, presidential primaries, the Olympics, the Super Bowl, assignments in Europe, Japan and Mexico, and two extended stints at Hearst Newspapers in Washington D.C. He has published seven books of cartoons and his work has appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Newsweek. Besides winning two Pulitzers, Horsey also received the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award for Cartoonist of the Year and won the Best of the West Journalism Competition for his columns about the 2008 presidential election.

Horsey is a beloved public speaker for both local and national organizations including the Pacific Council on International Policy, National Press Club, American Society of Human Genetics, the ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, and numerous other groups of lawyers, nurses, doctors, educators, state workers, university audiences, chambers of commerce, trade and economic development conferences, city and county executives and many more. A Rotary Foundation Scholar, Horsey holds a master’s in international relations from University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) and an honorary doctorate from Seattle University.

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