Death: Fred Hiatt Washington Post editorial page editor & journalist dies at 66

By | December 7, 2021

Fred Hiatt death – passed away: Fred Hiatt, 66-year-old,  passed away on Monday at a hospital in Manhattan. No cause of death has been made public. He is an American journalist and editor. On November 24, 2021, he was hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest while out shopping for the family’s Thanksgiving dinner in New York City, where he was visiting his daughter and since then never regained consciousness.

He was born in Washington, D.C., to Howard Hiatt, a medical researcher, and Doris Bieringer, a librarian who co-founded a reference publication for high school libraries. He grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1977, where he wrote at least 22 articles for The Harvard Crimson. He was married to Washington Post editor and writer Margaret “Pooh” Shapiro from 1984 until his death; the couple lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and had three children.

He is a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing, led The Post’s opinion section for more than two decades. In that time, he expanded the staff from about a dozen people to more than 80, broadening its reach and its ranks to include not only seasoned journalists but also younger, up-and-coming writers, videographers, bloggers, and designers. He used his powerful platform to champion human rights, caution against a Trump presidency, and condemn the killing of a Saudi columnist for the paper.

Fred Hiatt’s obituary will be organized by the family