Senior Correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
BA in African History, New York University; MA in Social Sciences, University of Chicago. Formerly with: CNN; ABC Radio, New York; CBS Radio, Rome; American and British news services, London. 1986-93, covered local and national stories, WMAQ-TV, Chicago; 1993-99, Host, Talk of the Nation, NPR. October 1999, joined PBS NewsHour as Senior Correspondent, Washington. 2008-11, Anchor, Destination Casa Blanca, HITN TV. Host: America Abroad, Public Radio International; Need to Know, PBS. Recently completed the companion volume to a coming documentary series for PBS chronicling the history of Latinos in America. Author of books, including: The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America; The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration. Has contributed to several other books, including: The Oxford Companion to American Politics (2012); What We See (2010); How I Learned English (2007); Brooklyn: A State of Mind (2001); Local Heroes (2000); Saving America's Treasures (2000); Las Christmas (1998). Recipient of honours and awards.