Awards & Winners

Herb Caen

Date of Birth 03-April-1916
Place of Birth Sacramento
(California, United States of America, Sacramento County, Northern California, Area code 916)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as King of Three-Dot Journalism, Mr. San Francisco, Herbert Eugene Caen
Profession Journalist
Herbert Eugene "Herb" Caen was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, painful puns and offbeat anecdotes—​"a continuous love letter to San Francisco" —​appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years and made him a household name throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The secret of Caen's success [was] his outstanding ability to take a wisp of fog, a chance phrase overheard in an elevator, a happy child on a cable car, a deb in a tizzy over a social reversal, a family in distress and give each circumstance the magic touch that makes a reader an understanding eyewitness of the day's happenings. A special Pulitzer Prize called him the "voice and conscience" of San Francisco."

Awards by Herb Caen

Check all the awards nominated and won by Herb Caen.


Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards
(For his extraordinary and continuing contribution as a voice and conscience of his city.)

Nominations 1996 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
For his columns about life in San Francisco and beyond.