Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey is a political commentator for the Los Angeles Times and LATimes.com. Through national syndication, David’s work has appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Politico and MSNBC.com.
Besides winning Pulitzers for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1999 and 2003, he was a Pulitzer finalist in 1987 and again in 2014 after joining the LA Times. Also in 2014, he received a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his cartoons on social justice issues. Horsey's many other honors include the National Press Foundation's 1998 Berryman Award for cartoonist of the year and first place in the Best of the West Journalism Competition for his columns about the 2008 presidential campaign.
After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle, Horsey began his journalism career as a political reporter, then moved on to editorial cartooning. His work has taken him to national political party conventions, presidential primaries, the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, assignments in Europe, Japan and Mexico, and two extended stints working at the Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau.
As a Rotary Foundation Scholar, Horsey earned an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. He was awarded honorary doctorates from Seattle University and the University of Kent and has been recognized as one the 150 most distinguished graduates of the University of Washington.
Horsey has published nine books of cartoons, including his three most recent, “Draw Quick, Shoot Straight” (2007), “Refuge of Scoundrels” (2013) and “Top of the Ticket” (2016).