Barton David Gellman (born Nov. 3, 1960) is an American author and journalist on the staff of "
The Washington Post". [http://www.bartongellman.com/ BartonGellman.com] ]
In 2008, he published [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/1594201862"Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency"] , which attracted attention for disclosures about
Dick Cheney's alleged misuse of a confidential vetting file during the 2000 presidential campaign [http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080923_11_A1_Angler247365 Tulsa World] ] , Cheney's concealment from President George W. Bushof Justice Departmentobjections to domestic surveillance without a warrant [http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/cheney-and-a-truth-commission/?scp=5&sq=cheney&st=cse New York Times] ] , Cheney's refusal to take charge of recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina[http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/grace/index.ssf?/base//news-0/1221976370302610.xml&coll=1 Nola.com] ] and Cheney's false depiction of the Iraqi threat in a one-on-one meeting with former Republican House majority leader Richard Armey. [http://www.latimes.com/features/books/la-et-rutten24-2008sep24,0,5113049.story Los Angeles Times] ] (Armey, who dropped his opposition to war with Iraq after the Cheney briefing, told Gellman he "deserved better than to be bullshitted by" Cheney.) Several high ranking figures in the Bush administration -- including Attorney General John Ashcroft, Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, White Housechiefs of staff Joshua Boltenand Andrew H. Card Jr., National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley, communications counselor Dan Bartlett, political counselor Karl Roveand some of Cheney's own senior advisers -- also gave on the record interviews about the vice president.
The Angler book expanded upon [http://blog.washingtonpost.com/cheney/ a series of articles] on Vice President Dick Cheney that was published in the "
Washington Post" in June 2007. Gellman and then-colleague Jo Becker(who since has moved to the " New York Times") shared the Pulitzer Prizefor National Reporting [http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2008,National+Reporting Pulitzer Prize] ] for those articles. Gellman previously shared the Pulitzer in 2002 with other members of the newspaper's staff for "comprehensive coverage of America's war on terrorism, which regularly brought forth new information together with skilled analysis of unfolding developments." [http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2002,National+Reporting Pulizter Prize] ] His contribution to that coverage was an article on October 3, 2001 about failed efforts to catch Osama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks.
On two other occasions, Gellman has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, in 1999 [http://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/1999 1999
Pulitzer PrizeFinalists] ] and 2004. [http://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/2004 2004 Pulitzer PrizeFinalists] ] . Other professional honors include a George Polk Award [http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/polk/press/2007.html 2007 Polk AwardFinalists] ] , Harvard's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Journalism [http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/news/articles/goldsmith-prize Goldsmith PrizeFinalists] ] , Overseas Press Club awards [http://www.opcofamerica.org/19990422241/past-awards/1998-opc-award-winners.html Overseas Press Club] ] [http://www.opcofamerica.org/20010422239/past-awards/2000-opc-award-winners.html Overseas Press Club] ] , the Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists [http://www.spj.org/pdf/1998-sdx-award-winners.pdf Society of Professional Journalists] ] , the Gerald Ford Foundation Prize for reporting on national defense [http://gvsu.edu/ford/index.cfm?id=2A2BEDFD-E776-AC16-A7C465B9502ED360 Gerald Ford Foundation] ] , the SAIS-Novartis International Journalism Award [http://www.sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/press-releases/MA2001/Journalismforum_041201 SAIS-Novartis Intl Journalism Award] ] and the Jesse Laventhol Award for deadline writing from the American Society of Newspaper Editors [http://www.asne.org/index.cfm?ID=794 ASNE] ] .
Individually and collaboratively, Gellman has subsequently broken important stories about the use of intelligence leading to the war in Iraq, including the first public reporting on the secretive
White House Iraq Group.Barton Gellman and Walter Pincus, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A39500-2003Aug9¬Found=true "Iraq's Nuclear File: Inside the Prewar Debate Depiction of Threat Outgrew Supporting Evidence"] , " Washington Post", August 10, 2003: A01, accessed July 29, 2007.] With fellow "Washington Post" reporter Jo Becker, Gellman wrote a widely-read four-part series on Vice President Dick Cheneyentitled "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency", that was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.Barton Gellman and Jo Becker, [http://blog.washingtonpost.com/cheney/ "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency"] , " Washington Post", June 24, 2007– June 27, 2007, accessed July 29, 2007. ("Angler" is Vice President Dick Cheney's Secret Service codename.)]
In previous postings, Gellman covered Washington DC courts, including the trial of former mayor Marion Barry; was Pentagon correspondent during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the U.S. intervention in Somalia and the social upheavals relating to the status of gays in the military and the assignment of women to combat roles; became Jerusalem bureau chief in 1994, covering peace negotiations, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the ascent of Binyamin Netanyahu; returned to Washington as diplomatic correspondent, covering Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the collapse of the U.N. Special Commission (UNSCOM) effort to disarm Iraq; and moved to New York in 1999 to take up the special projects role.
Gellman is a
summa cum laudegraduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairsat Princeton Universityand earned a Master's Degreein politics at University College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/admin/staff/gellmanbart/ "Bart Gellman"] biography at " The Washington Post", February 11, 2005, accessed July 29, 2007.] He returned to Princeton for one semester as Ferris Professor of Journalism in 2002, teaching a course called "The Literature of Fact." http://www.princeton.edu/~paw/archive_new/PAW01-02/16-0605/notebook.html#Notebook5] From 2007-2008, Gellman was a fellow at the New York University School of LawCenter on Law and Security.
Personal and family history
The son of Stuart Gellman of
Tucson, Arizona, and Marci Jacobs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he lives with partner Dafna Linzerhttp://www.propublica.org/site/author/dafna_linzer/] in New York City. A previous marriage to Tracy Ellen Sivitz [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE3D71138F931A15754C0A966958260 "Barton Gellman to Marry Tracy Sivitz in September"] , " New York Times", July 22, 1990, accessed July 29, 2007.] ended in divorce. He is the father of four children: Abigail, Michael, Lily and Benjamin Gellman. [http://www.bartongellman.com Gellman Official Website] ]
*"Contending with Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power". New York:
Praeger Publishers, 1985. ISBN 0-275-91737-1 (10). ISBN 978-0-275-91737-1 (13). [Hardcover ed.] New York: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1985. ISBN 0-275-91805-X (10). ISBN 978-0-275-91805-7 (13). [Paperback ed.]
*"". New York:
Penguin Press, 2008. ISBN 1594201862 (10). ISBN 978-1594201868 (13). [Hardcover ed.]
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/admin/staff/gellmanbart/ "Bart Gellman"] biography at "
The Washington Post". February 11, 2005. Accessed July 29, 2007.
*" [http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/B1805.aspx Contending with Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power] " book description at Greenwood Publishing Group. Accessed
July 29, 2007. (Paperback ed.)
* [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/interviews/gellman.html "Interview: Barton Gellman"] . Conducted on
January 29, 2003for " [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/ The War Behind Closed Doors] ". Program first broadcast on "Frontline", Public Broadcasting Service, February 20, 2003. Accessed July 29, 2007.
* [http://www.wws.princeton.edu/events/pressreleases/gellman.html "Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist to Discuss U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts Pre-September 11"] . Press Release announcing lecture by Gellman at
Princeton Universityin 2004. Accessed July 29, 2007.
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2006/06/08/LI2006060801222.html "National Security Beat: Barton Gellman"] . 2006 "Washington Post" biography. Accessed
July 29, 2007.
* [http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/NewsSearch?sa=as&sd=&ed=&sb=-1&x=12&y=15&st=&blt=barton+gellman&fa_1_pagenavigator=&daterange=0&specificMonth=7&specificDay=12&specificYear=2007&FromRangeMonth=5&FromRangeDay=13&FromRangeYear=2007&ToRangeMonth=7&ToRangeDay=12&ToRangeYear=2007&sb2=1 Recent "Washington Post" articles written by Barton Gellman] . Accessed
July 29, 2007.
* [http://www.theyoungturks.com/story/2008/9/16/223929/364 Barton Gellman's interview with The Young Turks.]
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