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Description: Macintosh HD:Users:iMac-AndyG:Downloads:i.gifin October 2006, I joined the editorial staff of POLITICO, a publication based in Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with an extensive multimedia  presence. It began publishing both in print and on the web on Jan. 23, 2007. We offer our readers and viewers intensive and incisive coverage of Congress, the executive branch and the national political scene. The newspaper normally appears five days a week whenever Congress is in session and once a week when it is not. It is owned by Allbritton Communications, a privately held media company that owned and operated, among other properties, WJLA (Channel 7) and Channel 8 in the Washington, D.C., market. They are scheduled to be sold at the end 2013.

Until undertaking this new post, I wrote a weekly column for The Hill, another Washington-based newspaper that covers Congress, after having served as the paperŐs senior editor in 2002 and as its managing editor from January 2003 until April 2004.

In 2005 and 2006 I taught a course in media ethics as an adjunct lecturer at the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park. 

In my prior journalistic career, I served for 28 years as a reporter, bureau chief, and senior correspondent for Cox Newspapers in its Washington Bureau, which closed in 2009. I stepped down as the Cox bureau chief in December 1997 after serving more than 20 years in that post. During my tenure, Cox published 17 daily newspapers and 25 non-dailies in six states: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas with a total weekday circulation in 2005 of 1,210,000. Newspapers in the chain at the time included the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman, the Palm Beach Post, the Dayton Daily News and the Greenville (N.C.) Daily Reflector. The parent company, Cox Enterprises, Inc., has increased annual revenues from $1.8 billion in 1988 to more than $15.0 billion in 2012. Over the years, Cox has been a nationally ranked player, based on revenues, in every major category where it competes. The company has more than 50,000 employees located throughout the United States and abroad and operates 300 separate businesses. 

From 1980 through 2001, I wrote a weekly column on national and foreign affairs for the Cox Newspapers. My Cox column was also syndicated by the New York Times News Service for potential use by some 650 newspapers worldwide. Some of my columns from those years are still available online.

During the 2001 fall semester, I served as a research fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Over the years, I've appeared on such television "newsmaker" programs, among others, as NBC's "Meet the Press," CBS' "Face the Nation," ABC's "Good Morning America," CNN's "Crossfire" and CSPAN's "Washington Journal."

Prior to joining Cox and POLITICO, I had viewed the Washington scene, both as a journalist and as a senatorial aide, since 1962. I covered the White House and Congress for the Washington Post, Newsweek and the former New York Herald Tribune. Shortly after the Cox Washington Bureau was founded in 1974, I joined the staff to cover national politics. From July 1977 until December 1997, I served as bureau chief.

In 1960, after completing my military service, I became a business and financial reporter for the Herald Tribune. In 1962, the newspaper assigned me to its Washington Bureau. In 1963, I was named the paper's chief congressional correspondent. When the Tribune ceased publication in 1966, after a brief stint at Newsweek, I joined the Washington Post's national news staff, where I undertook a variety of assignments until 1968.

In that year, I served as a consultant to Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, then minority leader of the Senate, and then as campaign press secretary to Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York. Following the 1968 elections, I became executive assistant to then Sen. Charles H. Percy of Illinois. I resigned in 1970 to return to journalism as senior editor of National Journal, which remains an influential and impartial guide to policymaking in the capital.

I've traveled widely, including many trips to the former Soviet Union, Russia, China, Afghanistan and the Middle East. In 1991, I spent five weeks in Saudi Arabia covering the Persian Gulf War for the Cox Newspapers. In 1997 and 1998, I served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. In 2001, I was honored by the D.C. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

I belong to the American Society of News Editors, the National Press Club, the Cosmos Club, and the Metropolitan Club of Washington. (In 2001, I served as president of the Gridiron Club. The club has 65 active members drawn from all sectors of the Washington journalism community and puts on an annual skit for its guests, who in 2001, the year of my presidency, included, among others, then President Bush and Vice President Cheney.)

Living in the nation's capital also enlivens my interest in the Washington Redskins and the Washington Nationals.

I was born in 1935 in Warsaw, Poland, and became an American citizen in 1948 after arriving in the United States from Poland during World War II via the Soviet Union and Japan.

I graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and Yale University. I live in Washington, D.C. Further background information is available from Who's Who in America.




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