'Face the Nation' anchor John Dickerson to speak as a Poynter Fellow

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John Dickerson, anchor of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Sept. 13 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

“A Conversation with John Dickerson” will take place at 5 p.m. in Rm. 102 of Linsley-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. The event is free and open to the public. 

Dickerson has reported on the White House, Congress, and economics in Washington for almost 20 years. In addition to serving as the anchor of “Face the Nation,” Dickerson is the political director for CBS News and a contributor to Slate magazine’s “The Political Gabfest” podcast. He also hosts a monthly podcast called “Whistlestop,” which chronicles notable moments in presidential history.

Previously, he served as the White House correspondent for Time magazine, where he covered George W. Bush’s presidency. He has also appeared on “The Al Franken Show,” NPR’s “Day to Day,” and PBS’s “Washington Week.” His moderation of a 2015 Democratic presidential debate drew praise from viewers and political commentators.

His book “Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History” was released this August.

Dickerson is the recipient of the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied English and American Studies.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Chris Arnold, Joan Biskupic, and Eliza Griswold.

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