Michael Gartner is an author, journalist, lawyer, businessman, and third generation newspaperman. In 1997, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorials about community issues that he wrote for the Daily Tribune, Ames Iowa.
Over his long career in journalism Gartner has served a variety of roles in the news media field:
Gartner was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1938. He received his BA. from Carleton College and J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He served as a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds honorary degrees from Simpson College, Drake University, Grandview College, Iowa Wesleyan University and James Madison University in Virginia.