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Walter Pincus

AKA Walter Haskell Pincus

Born: 24-Dec-1932
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Washington Post reporter with CIA ties

Military service: US Army (Counterintelligence Corps 1955-57)

Writes on national security for The Washington Post. According to published reports, Pincus worked for the CIA during the early 1960s, though when John Deutch was asked directly if Pincus was an "asset", he claimed not, but did express familiarity with the non-asset. The CIA did pay for him to attend two overseas conferences, by Pincus' own 1967 admission. The Washington Times (a Moonie publication) on 31 July 1996 described Pincus by saying that "some in the agency refer to [Pincus] as 'the CIA's house reporter.'"

Father: Jonas Pincus
Mother: Clare Glassman
Wife: Betty Meskin (m. 12-Sep-1954, one son)
Son: Andrew John Pincus
Wife: Ann Witsell Terry (m. 1-May-1965, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Ward Haskell Pincus
Son: Adam Witsell Pincus
Daughter: Cornelia Battle Terry Pincus

    High School: South Side High School, Rockville Centre, NY
    University: BA, Yale University (1954)
    Law School: JD, Georgetown University (2001)

    The Washington Post National Security Reporter (1975-)
    The New Republic Executive Editor (1972-75)
    The Washington Post (1966-69)
    The Washington Star (1963-66)
    The Wall Street Journal copy desk, Washington edition (1957-59)
    The New York Times copyboy
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Hoover Institution Media Fellow (2006)
    George Orwell Award 1977
    Polk Award 1977
    Emmy 1981
    Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting 2002

Author of articles:
The Washington Post, 18-Feb-1967, DETAILS: How I Traveled Abroad on CIA Subsidy


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