Wesley Pruden is Editor-In-Chief Emeritus of The Washington Times. Mr. Pruden's first job in the newspaper business dates back to 1951 as a copyboy at the now-defunct Arkansas Gazette, where he later became a sportswriter and an assistant state editor. In 1982, he joined The Washington Times, four months after the paper began, as chief political correspondent. He became assistant managing editor in 1993, managing editor in 1985 and editor in chief in 1992. In 1991, he won the H.L. Mencken Prize for excellence in writing and commentary. Mr. Pruden retired in January 2008 and became editor in chief emeritus. He writes "Pruden on Politics," a twice-weekly column in The Washington Times.