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Senior Lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

Holtzbrinck Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2007

Richard Reeves is a senior lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, author, and syndicated columnist whose column has appeared in more than a hundred newspapers since 1979.


Reeves has received dozens of awards for his work in print, television, and film. Educated as a mechanical engineer, he has been a correspondent for the Newark Evening News and the New York Herald Tribune and was the chief political correspondent of the New York Times from 1966- 1971. He has also written for numerous other publications, becoming national editor and columnist for Esquire and New York Magazine along the way. Named a “literary lion” by the New York Public Library, Reeves has won a number of print journalism awards and has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and juror. In 1998, he won the Carey McWilliams Award of the American Political Science Association for distinguished contributions to the understanding of American politics. He was the Goldman Lecturer on American Civilization and Government at the Library of Congress that year; the lectures were published by Harvard University Press under the title What the People Know: Freedom and the Press. Reeves’ most recent books are President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination; President Nixon: Alone in the White House; and Family Travels: Around the World in Thirty Days.

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