Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

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Frederick Samuel "Fred" Hiatt (born April 30, 1955) is the editorial page editor of The Washington Post. He also writes editorials for the page, as well as a biweekly column that appears on Mondays.

Early life and family

Hiatt was born in Washington, DC. He is the son of Howard Haim Hiatt, a medical researcher and former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, He graduated from Harvard University in 1977. Hiatt is married to Post Magazine editor Margaret Shapiro; they live in Chevy Chase, Maryland and have three children: Alexandra, Joseph and Nathaniel.



Hiatt first reported for the Atlanta Journal and the Washington Star, until the latter's purchase by the Washington Post in 1981. At the Post, Hiatt initially reported on government, politics, development and other topics in Fairfax County and statewide in Virginia. Later, after joining the newspaper’s national staff, he focused on military and national security affairs. From 1987 to 1990, he and his wife served as co-bureau chiefs of The Post’s Tokyo bureau. Following this, from 1991 to 1995, the couple served as correspondents and co-bureau...
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