Retired Washington Bureau Chief, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Falls Church, VA)
Over five years, I worked my way through the College of Journalism as an apprentice and then as a journeyman compositor and typesetter. After graduation, I became a reporter for The Milwaukee Journal. I took over the civil rights beat in 1964 and covered, among other things, the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Selma march. Transferred to Washington in 1970, I covered the impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton, the 1991 Gulf War and many other big stories over 30 years. I was president of the National Press Club in 1978 and president and chairman of the National Press Foundation from 1980 to 1984.