Clay Bennett Cartoonist Profile


Editorial Cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Clay Bennett grew up in the South, attending high school in Huntsville, Alabama, and college at the University of North Alabama, where he graduated with degrees in art and history.

Bennett worked as a staff artist for both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Fayetteville (NC) Times, before serving as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1998-2007).

Recipient of The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2002, Bennett has earned almost every honor his profession has to offer including the Overseas Press Club Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the National Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the John Fischetti Award and the National Headliner Award.

He lives with his wife, Cindy, and their children Matt, Ben and Sarah.

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