Faw's award-winning reporting has taken him from violent revolution in Iran to covering World War II veterans sailing their 50-year-old landing craft across the Atlantic. He joined NBC News in 1994 as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Prior to NBC, Faw was with CBS News for 17 years, first based in Chicago and then in New York. He has received numerous awards for his journalistic work, including a 1982 Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of the invasion of Lebanon by Israel; a 1984 Emmy for his coverage of the Jesse Jackson campaign; a 1986 Emmy for a series on racism; a 1999 Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of the conflict in Kosovo; and a 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for reporting on the African famine.
Originally from Salisbury, Md., Faw is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina and the London School of Economics. He began his broadcast career as a general assignment reporter/anchor at KING-TV in Seattle in 1969. An accomplished writer, Faw is co-author ofThunder in America: The Impossible Campaign of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
The talk is sponsored by Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, now celebrating its 11th anniversary. Established in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, a 1935 alumnus and Maryland's longest-serving elected official, the Goldstein Program sponsors lecture series, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.