David Westphal is Washington editor of the McClatchy Washington Bureau and McClatchy Tribune Information Services. He joined McClatchy in 1995 as deputy bureau chief and three years later was named bureau chief. With McClatchy's purchase of Knight Ridder in 2006, Westphal became editor of the merged bureaus.
Prior to joining McClatchy he was managing editor of The Des Moines Register in Iowa for almost 7 years. Westphal has been a newspaper editor and reporter for 35 years and has served in a variety of roles, including Washington correspondent, sports editor and projects reporter. He has won the National Press Club's Washington Correspondence award and is two-time winner of the John Hancock Award for Business and Financial reporting.
While he was managing editor of The Des Moines Register, the newspaper won the Pulitzer Prize for public service.