Dorothy Gilliam

  • Fall 1996

Dorothy Butler Gilliam is a columnist for The Washington Post. Gilliam first joined The Washington Post in 1961 and left in the mid-60's to have more time with her children. She was a part-time reporter for WTTG's television program \Panorama\ in Washington, DC and wrote free-lance magazine articles. She returned to the The Washington Post in 1972 as assistant editor of the Style section. Since 1979, she has been a columnist writing about life in the nation's capital. Gilliam has served as chair of the board of directors of the Institute for Journalism Education and is the immediate past president of the National Association of Black Journalists.