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2019 AAEC
Annual Convention

September 26-29, 2019
Columbus, OH

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Nate Beeler
The Columbus Dispatch

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Nate Beeler

Nate Beeler is an award-winning syndicated editorial cartoonist in Columbus, Ohio. He previously worked for The Columbus Dispatch from 2012 to 2019. Prior to that, he was the cartoonist for The Washington Examiner from 2005 to 2012.

Beeler’s cartoons have appeared in such publications as USA Today, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report, among others. He has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, where viewers of “The O’Reilly Factor” officially voted him a “Pinhead.” Beeler is one of the most widely syndicated editorial cartoonists, with his cartoons distributed internationally to more than 900 publications by Cagle Cartoons.


The Society of Professional Journalists awarded him the 2017 Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartoons. In 2014, Beeler won the Fischetti Award from Columbia College Chicago. Beeler was also awarded the 2010 Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club of America and the 2008 Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award from The National Press Foundation. He has received multiple honors from the Virginia, Maryland and D.C. press associations for his cartoons. In 2007, Beeler won the Golden Spike Award at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' 50th anniversary convention in Washington.


Beeler's cartooning career began at his high school's student newspaper in Columbus, Ohio. He went on to earn a journalism degree at American University in 2002. Beeler won the three major college cartooning awards: the Charles M. Schulz Award, the John Locher Award and first place in the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards.

Follow Nate Beeler on Twitter at @natebeeler and on Facebook.

Major Awards
Fischetti Award, 2014
Overseas Press Club - Thomas Nast Award, 2010
National Press Foundation - Berryman Award, 2008
Locher Award / Students, 2002
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