Senior Fellows

Adam Clayton Powell III

Senior Fellow Adam Clayton Powell III coordinates CCLP projects and forums in Washington DC, on subjects ranging from public service media to the future of arts journalism. Before his move to Washington in 2010, he served as USC's Vice Provost for Globalization, working closely with faculty and deans to advance...

Cinny Kennard

Senior Fellow Cinny Kennard, Senior Vice President of Programming for Smithsonian Media, is an award-winning broadcast journalist and media executive who served as managing director/managing editor of NPR West from 2003 to 2009. As part of her broad leadership responsibilities, she had editorial and operational oversight of the facility, including...

Dan Glickman

Senior Fellow Dan Glickman is a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, based in Washington, DC. He previously served as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Prior to joining the MPAA in September 2004, Mr. Glickman was the director of the Institute of Politics...

Dan Schnur

Senior Fellow Dan Schnur is the Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, where he works to motivate students to become active in the world of politics and encourage public officials to participate in the daily life of USC. For years, Dan...

David Westphal

Senior Fellow David Westphal is the Editor-in-Chief of the California HealthCare Foundation's Center for Health Reporting and an Executive in Residence at USC's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. He was formerly Washington editor of McClatchy Newspapers, the nation's third-largest newspaper company. He also recently served as co-chair of the...

Derek Shearer

Senior Fellow Ambassador Derek Shearer is Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He also serves as Director of Global Affairs, handling the college's international relations and directing the expansion of its International Affairs programs. He served in the Clinton administration as an Economics...

Geneva Overholser

Senior Fellow Geneva Overholser is a former professor and director of USC Annenberg's School of Journalism, and a senior fellow at Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. She served as the School's director from 2008 until 2013. Previously, she held the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting...

Jeremy Curtin

Senior Fellow Jeremy Curtin served until December 2009 as coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs in the U.S. State Department, where he was the government's senior public diplomacy officer. During more than 30 years in the Foreign Service, he specialized in international public affairs and strategic communications. He...

Kit Rachlis

Senior Fellow Kit Rachlis is the editor of the Washington, D.C. based, political magazine The American Prospect and an award-winning editor who spent nearly a decade as editor-in-chief of Los Angeles magazine. Under his leadership, Los Angeles received seven nominations for National Magazine Awards and won 39 gold medals from...

Laurie Becklund

Senior Fellow Laurie Becklund is an award-winning bilingual Los Angeles journalist, author, integrated media project developer, and CCLP Senior Fellow. She has a 25-year career as a journalist, most of that time as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. She conducted award-winning team investigations into malfeasance and gross...

Morley Winograd

Senior Fellow Morley Winograd is the co-author (with Michael D. Hais) of Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America, to be published by Rutgers University Press in the fall of 2011. This new work will explore how the Millennial Generation will change the way America lives and learns,...

Narda Zacchino

Senior Fellow Narda Zacchino is an author and award-winning journalist who served as a top editor at the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. During her 31 years at the Los Angeles Times, she was a reporter, government and politics editor, Sacramento bureau chief, Editor of the Orange County...

Neal A. Baer

Senior Fellow Neal A. Baer, M.D. is a Harvard-trained physician, practicing pediatrician and award-winning television writer and producer. Since 2000, he has served as executive producer of the NBC series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. He was previously Executive Producer of ER. He also has served as an adjunct...

Orville Schell

Senior Fellow Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City. He was previously dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at...

Peter Hirshberg

Senior Fellow Peter Hirshberg is at the epicenter of the noisy, connected world of online conversation. He is changing our thinking about marketing, branding and customer relationships. A Silicon Valley executive with several high profile marketing and branding related ventures, Peter has led emerging media and technology companies at the...

Richard Reeves

Senior Fellow Richard Reeves is a senior lecturer at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, an author, a syndicated columnist and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His ninth book, President Kennedy: Profile of Power, was chosen by Time Magazine as Best Non-Fiction Book of 1993. His twice-weekly column has...

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