David McCumber is Washington Bureau Chief for the Newspaper Division of the Hearst Corporation.
McCumber has worked for Hearst in a variety of roles, including Sunday Editor, City Editor and Assistant Managing Editor of the San Francisco Examiner; Managing Editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer; and Editorial Director of Hearst Connecticut Media Group. At the Post-Intelligencer, he was managing editor for almost a decade, and was the newsroom leader during the last four years of the newspaper’s publication.
He has also worked for Scripps Howard, Pulitzer and the New York Times Co., for whom he was editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press.
He is the author of four books of nonfiction: “X-Rated: The Mitchell Brothers” (Simon & Schuster); “Playing off the Rail: A Pool Hustler’s Journey” (Random House); “The Cowboy Way: Seasons of a Montana Ranch” (Avon); and, co-authored with Andrew Schneider, “An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of a Montana Town Uncovered a National Scandal” (Putnam).
With John S. Long and Clark Hallas, McCumber was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Special Local Reporting in 1984. He has won a variety of awards for news writing, editing and literary nonfiction.
He was founding editor and publisher of Big Sky Journal magazine.
McCumber was a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2010 and 2011. He is a graduate of the Hearst Management Institute