Sadly, award winning columnist David Broder has past away due to complications related to diabetes (type 1). Broder was 81.
To most of us, Broder needs no introduction. Since the 1960s he profoundly influenced political journalism to the point that some say he defined the practice. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Watergate and was revered by his colleagues at the Wasington Post.
Few realized Broder struggled with diabetes until a 2009 interview in which he described his experience of losing toes for an untreated foot infection.
Our condolences to David’s friends and family.