Q&A with Colbert King
Colbert King talked about his 22-year Washington Post career and the current political situation within the city’s… read more
Colbert King talked about his 22-year Washington Post career and the current political situation within the city’s government. He described the crimes of council members Kwame Brown for bank fraud and campaign violations, and Harry Thomas Jr. for theft of funds and filing a false income tax return. He detailed the historical evolution of District of Columbia government, along with the troubled history of past administrations such as the arrest and conviction of former Mayor Marion Barry and recent charges of campaign irregularities surrounding the incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray.
Colbert King was born in Washington, D.C., and attended Howard University. He has been a bank vice president, U.S. executive director of the World Bank, a Treasury Department deputy assistant secretary, and a State Department diplomat at the U.S. embassy in Bonn. He joined the Post editorial board in 1990 and was deputy editorial page editor from 2000 to 2007. He is married and has three adult sons. close
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