Nate Beeler is the editorial cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch. Prior to joining the Dispatch, he was the cartoonist for The Washington Examiner from 2005 to 2012. His award-winning cartoons have appeared on CNN and in such publications as Time,Newsweek, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times, among others. Beeler is one of the most widely syndicated editorial cartoonists, with his cartoons distributed internationally to more than 800 publications by Cagle Cartoons.
Beeler was 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 also received multiple honors from the Virginia, Maryland and D.C. press associations for his cartoons. In 2007, he won the Golden Spike Award, as voted upon by members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists at its 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.