Richard Reeves

Richard ReevesRichard 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 appeared for the past 19 years in more than 160 newspapers in the U.S.

A former chief political correspondent for The New York Times, Reeves has been an editor and columnist for New York Magazine and Esquire. For six years, he wrote a column from Europe for Travel & Leisure magazine. He was named the Regents Professor of Political Science at UCLA in 1992, and has taught political writing at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Reeves has also made six television films and has won all of television’s major documentary awards: the Emmy for Lights, Camera…Politics! for ABC News; the duPont-Columbia University Award for Struggle for Birmingham for PBS; and the George Foster Peabody Award for Red Star Over Khyber for PBS.

As a senior fellow, Reeves focuses on the role of media in a democracy.

Contact Reeves at commlead@usc.edu.