Journalist Steven Roberts to speak at Marymount

For the Catholic Herald

Columnist, political analyst and author Steven V. Roberts will discuss "From The Times to Twitter: The Role of Media in the 2012 Campaign" Oct. 23 in the Reinsch Library Auditorium at Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, at 7:30 p.m.

A journalist for more than 45 years, Roberts has covered 11 presidential campaigns. His 25-year career with the The New York Times included assignments as bureau chief in Los Angeles and Athens, Greece, and as congressional and White House correspondent. He also served as a senior writer at U.S. News for seven years, specializing in national politics and foreign policy. Roberts and his wife, journalist Cokie Roberts, write a nationally syndicated newspaper column.

Roberts is the author or coauthor of four books and appears regularly as a political analyst on Washington-based television and radio programs. He is also a substitute host on NPR's "Diane Rehm Show." Since 1997, Roberts has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. His many honors include the Dirksen Award for covering Congress and the Wilbur Award for reporting on religion and politics.

Roberts will be Marymount's 2012 Marya McLaughlin Lecturer in Media Communications. Marya McLaughlin was one of the first women to have a major on-air role in network television. In the 1970s, she reported on the national political scene for CBS and was a frequent contributor to radio programs like "Washington Week" and "Capitol Cloakroom." The McLaughlin lectureship serves as an ongoing reminder of her contributions to broadcast journalism.

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