Fred Hiatt Death: Washington post editorial page editor is dead, Cause of Death

Fred Hiatt Death – Cause of Death: Washington post editorial page editor has passed away. He was 66 years old.

On Monday, publisher and CEO Fred Ryan announced Hiatt’s death via a memo to staff; “All of us who worked with Fred know what a deep loss this is and how profoundly he will be missed. “Over the past two decades, Fred’s leadership made the Post’s editorial page into the most consequential in the news industry.”

According to his wife, Margaret Shapiro, “Hiatt 
experienced sudden cardiac arrest on November 24 while visiting his daughter in New York City, the newspaper reported, and he did not regain consciousness after the incident.”

Hiatt first reported for The Atlanta Journal and The Washington Star. When the latter ceased publication in 1981, Hiatt was hired by The Washington Post.

In 1996, Hiatt joined The Post’s editorial board. In 1999 Hiatt was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for what the prize committee called “his elegantly-written editorials urging America’s continued commitment to international human rights issues.”

In 2000, following the death of long-time editor Meg Greenfield and a short interim editorship under Stephen S. Rosenfeld, Hiatt was named editorial page editor.

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