Bruce Dold has been the editorial page editor for the Chicago Tribune since June 2000. He presides over the Tribune’s editorial board and supervises production of the newspaper’s editorials, the “Voice of the People” column, and the op-ed page. Under Dold’s direction, the editorial board has received more than a dozen awards, including the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award, and the Scripps-Howard Foundation Walker Stone Award.
Dold received the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for his pieces on the child welfare system, particularly on the Joseph Wallace case, which was covered extensively in the Tribune’s “Killing our Children” project. He received the Peter Lisagor Award (1988), the Scripps-Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Commentary (1998), and the Chicago Bar Association Herman Kogan Award for Commentary (1999). He also served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in 1997 and 1998.
He is a frequent commentator on national television and radio programs, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. As a jazz critic, Dold’s writing has been published in Downbeat, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications.
Dold earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and has served as a part-time instructor in Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. He and his wife Eileen live in La Grange Park, Illinois. They have two daughters.