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The Washington Center for Politics & Journalism has both an operating Board of Directors, to administer formal business of the Center, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt foundation and non-profit corporation, and an Advisory Board. The boards include journalists and journalism educators, plus a bi-partisan group of political practitioners and elected and political party officials.

Michael Barone
Michael Barone
Co-chair

  • columnist, The Examiner DC
  • analyst, Fox News Channel
  • author: including "Almanac of American Politics" and "Our America: The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan"
  • former columnist, U.S. News & World Report
  • former editorial page writer, The Washington Post
Eleanor Clift
Eleanor Clift
Co-chair
  • political writer, The Daily Beast (formerly Newsweek)
  • author, "Founding Sisters and the Nineteeth Amendment," "Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling," and "Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics"
  • co-author (with her late husband, Tom Brazaitis) "War Without Blood"
  • regular McLaughlin Group panelist
Dr. Joe Foote
Joe Foote
President
  • former dean, Univ. of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journ. and Mass Comm.
  • former director, Walter Cronkite School, Arizona State, and former dean, S. Illinois Univ. College of Commun.
  • former press secretary, U.S. House Speaker Carl Albert
  • 2002 president, Assn. for Edc. in Journ. and Mass Commun.
Debbie LeHardy
Debbie LeHardy
  • president, Debbie LeHardy & Co. fund-raising, events
  • former deputy finance dir., Republican Nat. Com. Eagles program
  • fomer develop. dir., American Council of Young Political Leaders
  • former staff, Office of Business Liaison, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • former fund-raiser, George W. Bush exploratory com.
Terry Michael
Terry Michael
  • founder of WCPJ
  • reporter, 1969-72
  • former press secretary: Ill. House of Rep.; U.S. Rep. Paul Simon; Dem. Nat. Com.; 1988 Simon for President
  • "Distinguished Service Award," Wash, DC SPJ ('01); "Presidential Award," Assn. for Edc. in Journ. and Mass Commun. ('02)
Robert Pierre
Robert Pierre
Treasurer
  • independent media consultant
  • former reporter, editor, columnist, The Washington Post
  • member, first Politics & Journalism class (Fall 1989)
  • former visiting professor, Dillard Univ.
  • former president, Washington chapter, National Assn. of Black Journalists
  • co-author, "A Day Late and a Dollar Short"


Juan Williams

  • analyst, Fox News Channel
  • former senior correspondent, NPR
  • author: "Enough," "Thurgood Marshall," "Eyes on the Prize," "This Far by Faith" and "Muzzled"
  • former reporter, The Washington Post

Judy Woodruff
Judy Woodruff
Secretary

  • co-anchor, PBS's
    The NewsHour
  • visiting fellow (2005), Harvard’s Shorenstein Center
  • former anchor and senior correspondent, Cable News Network
  • former correspondent MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour
  • former NBC News White House correspondent.

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