New York Times Correspondent To Be Chubb Fellow at Yale

New York Times correspondent R.W. Apple Jr. will speak at Yale University on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. in Lecture Room 127 of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. His talk, sponsored by the Chubb Fellowship, is titled "Politics, Privacy and the Press." It is free and the public is welcome.

New York Times correspondent R.W. Apple Jr. will speak at Yale University on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. in Lecture Room 127 of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. His talk, sponsored by the Chubb Fellowship, is titled “Politics, Privacy and the Press.” It is free and the public is welcome.

Apple became chief correspondent of The New York Times in September 1997, after serving for 12 years as chief Washington correspondent and four years as Washington bureau chief. He writes extensively on politics, foreign policy and economics, as well as on food, wine, travel and the arts.

Since joining the Times in 1963, Apple has filed stories from more than 100 countries. He covered the Vietnam War, the war in Biafra, the Iranian revolution, and the overthrow of Communist governments in Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Hungary. He headed the newspaper’s coverage of the Persian Gulf War in 1991. He has covered elections in Spain, Britain, Russia, France, Sweden, Finland and other countries, as well as eight U.S.-Russian summit meetings and 13 Western economic summits.

A frequent political writer, Apple has reported on 17 national conventions and eight presidential elections, including that of 1996. He was the Times’s national political correspondent 1970-1976. Prior to joining the paper, he covered the Civil Rights movement in the American South for NBC News and, before that, worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

Apple has written for many magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, GQ, Garden Design, The New Statesman and Town & Country. He is author of “Apple’s Europe,” published by Atheneum in 1986, and of the Times Books edition of the final report of the Tower Commission investigating the Iran-Contra scandal.

Apple appears frequently on national television programs such as NBC’s “Meet the Press” and PBS’s “Charlie Rose,” and often gives public lectures. His honors include the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, the Overseas Press Club award for interpretation of foreign news, and many others.

Born in Akron, Ohio, in 1934, Apple served in the U.S. Army 1957-1959, working as a speechwriter for the commanding general of the Continental Army at Fort Monroe, Va. He attended Princeton University and was graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1961. In 1986, he was given Columbia’s School of General Studies Owl Award, presented each year to an outstanding alumnus of the university. He has been awarded several honorary doctoral degrees.

Apple is a member of various associations, including the Army-Navy Club, the American Institute of Wine and Food, and the Princeton Club. He is chair of the Rhodes Scholarship committee for the District of Columbia and Maryland.

The Chubb Fellowship Program was established in 1936 through the generosity of Hendon Chubb (Yale 1895). Based at Timothy Dwight College, the Chubb Program encourages and assists students interested in government and public service. For further information, call 432-0770.

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