Veteran journalist Brit Hume at GCC on the press and the presidency

Grove City College welcomes veteran Washington journalist Brit Hume for the 13th annual Ronald Reagan Lecture, hosted by the Institute for Faith and Freedom, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Crawford Hall Auditorium.

Hume will participate in a conversation about the press and the presidency with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of Political Science and Senior Academic Fellow with the Institute alongside Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80.

With more than 43 years of national media and journalism experience, Hume currently serves as a senior political analyst for FOX News covering issues of major political interest and importance.  Reporting from Washington since 1976, Hume possesses a broad view of the political landscape that few in the media possess today.

“There’s really truly nobody in the business who knows the press and covered U.S. presidents better than Brit Hume,” Kengor said.

“We’re looking forward to a lively discussion around the presidency and matters of media,” McNulty said. “How does a president respond to all types of media inquiries and what is the responsibility of the media in reporting news that is accurate and based in fact?”

Hume is a regular panelist on FOX’s weekly public affairs program “FOX News Sunday” and previously anchored FOX’s nightly “Special Report” for more than a decade before stepping down in 2008. Under his leadership, it was the highest rated political program on cable television.  Hume also served as the Washington managing editor responsible for overseeing news content for FOX News’ Washington bureau.  He anchored network coverage for every presidential election from 1997-2008.

Before joining FOX News in 1996, Hume was with ABC News for 23 years, serving as chief White House correspondent from 1989 through 1996.  During his tenure, he contributed to “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” “Nightline” and “This Week” as well as various specials for the news division. Hume joined ABC in 1973 as a consultant for the network’s documentary division and was named a Washington correspondent in 1976. He was later promoted to Capitol Hill correspondent and reported on Congress until 1988. 

He has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2003 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from the National Press Foundation, and a 1991 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Gulf War.  The author of two books ”Inside Story” and  “Death and the Mines,” Hume was twice named “The Best in the Business” by the American Journalism Review for his coverage of the White House. 

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hume resides in Virginia and Florida with his wife Kim Schiller Hume. 

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at iff.faithandfreedom.com/hume.

About the Ronald Reagan Lecture at Grove City College:

The Annual Ronald Reagan Lecture illumines Ronald Reagan’s contributions to America and the world. Each year, the Institute hosts an individual who worked for, knew or has produced important work on the 40th President.

Past speakers have included: Michael Reagan, Edwin Meese, Herb Meyer, Peter Robinson, Bill Bennett, Kiron Skinner, John Boyles, Art Laffer, Andrew Coffin, Peggy Grande and others. The goal of the Reagan Lecture is to promote the principles of faith and freedom to the next generation of American leaders. As students learn about the life and accomplishments of Ronald Reagan they can see the values of faith and freedom played out on one of the biggest political stages in the country. 

Veteran journalist Brit Hume at GCC on the press and the presidency

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