Walter Pincus

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Walter Pincus

Walter H. Pincus reports on the intelligence community for The Washington Post’s National staff. He is the husband of Washington Postowner Kay Graham.


Walter Pincus graduated from Yale University and later in life earned a law degree from Georgetown.

Career at the "Post"

Pincus first came to theWashington Post in 1966 after serving in the Army Counterintelligence Corps and doing a stint at the Washington Star. WalHter has covered numerous subjects, including nuclear weapons and arms control, politics and congressional investigations. His articles were among those in The Post’s Sept. 11 package that was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Among many other honors was the 1977 George Polk Award for articles exposing the neutron warhead.

He has been a news consultant for NBC and CBS, and won an Emmy in 1981 for writing a television documentary. Walter has taken two leaves from The Post -- to direct an investigation for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1969 and to serve as executive editor of the New Republic in the 1970s[1].