David Lightman, a 1971 University of Maryland graduate, is the chief congressional correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. A former managing editor of The Diamondback, he has also worked at The (Baltimore) Evening Sun, where he covered the Maryland General Assembly, and was Washington bureau chief for the Hartford Courant from 1984 to 2007.
He is a member of the Gridiron Club and is current chairman of Congress’ Standing Committee of Correspondents. He has taught at the University of Maryland since 1994.
B.A., University of Maryland
M.A., University of Maryland