ROBERT W. MONG
Bob Mong has been editor of The Dallas Morning News since June 2001. Mong began as assistant city editor of The News in 1979 and in 1990 became the 16th managing editor of the paper.
The News has won nine Pulitzer Prizes during Mong's tenure at The News, including two as deputy managing editor, four Pulitzers as Managing Editor (1990-1996) and three, so far, as editor.
Mong is one of the few top editors in America with extensive business training. He served as publisher of the Messenger-Inquirer in 1996 and 1997, then a Belo-owned paper in Owensboro, Kentucky, and was Executive Vice President (1997-98) of Belo's newspaper division. He also spent three years as The News' general manager (1998-2001).
In 2004, Mong received the national Empathy Award from Volunteers of America, recognizing his work encouraging journalism that helps make communities better places (previous winners include William Raspberry, Helen Prejean and E. J. Dionne).
Mong served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in 1995, 1996 and 2004 and 2005. He was chairman of the Pulitzer Photography categories in 1995 and the Public Service (Gold Medal) category in 2004.
Mong is chairman of the board of visitors of the Manship School of Mass Communications at Louisiana State University. He is chairman of The Dallas Morning News Charities, which has raised over $25 million since 1986 for the homeless and hungry in the North Texas area.
A 1971 graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania, he attended on a full Scott Paper Company scholarship. While at Haverford, he won the Archibald MacIntosh Award for integrity, leadership and academic achievement. He also was elected to the Founders Club, and was named the top sophomore at the college in 1969. He was captain of the varsity football team both his junior and senior years and was varsity baseball captain his senior year. His .357 career batting average at Haverford is 10th on the all-time list that dates back to the 1800s.
Mong also attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program.
He is married to Diane Reischel, a former reporter at the Los Angeles Times. They have two children, Eric and Elizabeth.