Daniel De Luce

Daniel De Luce was an American journalist for the Associated Press from 1929 to 1976. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944.[1][2]

Daniel De Luce
Born(1911-06-08)June 8, 1911
DiedJanuary 29, 2002(2002-01-29) (aged 90)

Early life

Daniel De Luce was born on June 8, 1911, in Yuma, Arizona. Upon graduation from High School in Los Angeles, he moved to California to attend the University of the State where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.[3][1]


De Luce started his journalistic career in the Los Angeles bureau of the Associated Press as an office boy, where he worked in 1929–1934. Afterward, he spent a year as a member of Los Angeles Examiner staff. He then got the position of a reporter in the Associated Press. In spring 1939, Luce got his first international assignment and moved to Budapest, where he began reporting on the conflicts that led to World War II.[4][3][5]

De Luce left his position in Budapest to cover the onset of the war in Poland. During the war, he covered the Italian assault against Albania and the Greek assault against the Italians, British retreat from Burma, American campaigns in North Africa and Italy. He also reported from Tunisia, Sicily, Turkey, and crossed the neck of Cap Bon to report on the German battle lines of North Africa.[4] In 1944, Daniel De Luce earned the Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic reporter (International) for his correspondence on the partisan resistance led by Marshal Josip Broz Tito in Yugoslavia.[6][5]

Daniel De Luce correspondent reported on the trials at Nuremberg following World War II. After covering the Arab-Israeli war in 1947—1948, he moved to Europe to take charge of the Associated Press bureau in Frankfurt. In 1956, he returned to the United States to serve at the agency's head office in New York for the next twenty years. After retiring in 1976, Daniel De Luce moved with his family to Escondido, California, where he died at 90 at Palomar Medical Center.[3][1][5]


  1. "Daniel De Luce, 90; '44 Pulitzer Winner". Los Angeles Times. 2002-01-31. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  2. "The 1944 Pulitzer Prize Winner". The Pulitzer Prizes. 2020. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  3. Fischer, H. (2002). Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of Pulitzer Prize Winners, 1917—2000: Journalists, Writers and Composers on Their Ways to the Coveted Awards. Vienna: Walter de Gruyter. p. 290. ISBN 9783598301865.
  4. "AP'sPulitzer Prize". Associated Press. 2019. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  5. Fischer, H. (2014). Foreign Correspondents Report From Africa: Pulitzer Prize Winning Articles and Pictures. Vienna: LIT Verlag Münster. p. 189. ISBN 9783643904416.
  6. Walter, R. Roberts (1973). Tito, Mihailović, and the Allies, 1941-1945. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. p. 403. ISBN 9780813507408.
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