Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2002, Clay Bennett has earned almost every honor his profession has to offer. He’s received the Sigma Delta Chi Award (2001), the National Journalism Award (2002), the National Cartoonist Society’s Award for Editorial Cartoons (2002), the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (2007), the John Fischetti Award twice (2001, 2005), the Overseas Press Club Award twice (2005, 2007), and the National Headliner Award three times(1999, 2000, 2004). More recently, Bennett has received the United Nations Political Cartoon Award (2011), and the Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons (2014).
After working briefly as a staff artist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Fayetteville (NC) Times, Bennett went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007). He now draws five cartoons a week for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, having joined its staff in 2007.
Past President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Bennett’s work is distributed internationally by The Washington Post Writers Group.