Clay Bennett is an American editorial cartoonist. Currently drawing for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bennett is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
Graduating from the University of North Alabama in 1980, Bennett briefly served as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville Times, before serving as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He now draws five cartoons a week for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, having joined its staff in 2007.
Recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Bennett has earned almost every honor his profession has to offer including the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the National Journalism Award, the National Cartoonist Society Award for Editorial Cartoons, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the John Fischetti Award, the National Headliner Award, the Thomas Nast Award from the Overseas Press Club and the Ranan Lurie/United Nations Political Cartoon Award.
Past President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Bennett lives in Tennessee with his wife, artist Cindy Procious, and family. His work is syndicated internationally by The Washington Post Writers Group.