Anders Gyllenhaal is vice president, news and Washington editor of The McClatchy Company. He is the company's top news executive and oversees the Washington Bureau, foreign news bureaus and McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
Gyllenhaal is the immediate past chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board and served on the Pulitzer board from 2001 to 2010.
He began his journalism career in 1975 as a reporter for the Daily News Record in Harrisonburg, Va. In 1977 he moved to The Press in Atlantic City, N.J., and joined The Miami Herald in 1979, where he worked as a local news reporter, statewide correspondent, investigative reporter and Broward County editor.
In 1991, Gyllenhaal moved to The News & Observer, working as metro editor and managing editor before becoming editor in 1997. The News & Observer was a digital pioneer in the early 1990s, developing an ambitious online strategy and publishing one of the first news and sports websites updated around the clock. In 1996, the paper won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for "Boss Hog," a five-part series examining the environmental and health risks surrounding North Carolina's growing hog industry.
From 2002 to 2007, Gyllenhaal was editor of the Star Tribune, Minnesota's largest newspaper, where he oversaw dramatic redesigns of both the newspaper and its website. In 2007, he returned to The Miami Herald as executive editor and continued the paper's traditions of journalism excellence and innovation.
In 2009, The Miami Herald won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for a series of black-and-white photographs taken of a storm-ravaged Haiti and the resulting humanitarian disaster. Under Gyllenhaal's leadership, The Miami Herald forged a number of creative partnerships with other Florida newspapers to expand The Miami Herald's print and digital offerings during a difficult economy and with fewer resources.
Gyllenhaal was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in rural Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from George Washington University.
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