Monday, April 2, 2012

CBS Correspondent Chip Reid to Discuss Interplay of Politics, Religion and Culture April 13

CHESTERTOWN, MD—During a 24-year career in network television news, journalist Chip Reid, now National Correspondent for CBS News, has covered everything from wars and wildfires to political campaigns and the White House. On Friday evening, April 13, he will visit Washington College to share what his reporting has taught him about how politics, religion and culture mix in American life.

Hosted by the College’s Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture, Reid will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. The event, titled “The Intersection of Politics, Religion and Culture: A Contemporary View,” is free and open to the public.

Reid has worked for three major networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) and two local news stations in Washington, D.C. (WJLA and WTTG) since switching careers from law to TV news in 1988. While with NBC, he covered 9/11, the war in Iraq and the war on terror. He reported from Ground Zero and spent seven weeks embedded with a unit of U.S. Marines entering Baghdad. He also covered Congress, including the Clinton impeachment, and the Gore-Bush presidential contest.

Since joining CBS in 2007, he has reported on John McCain’s campaign and served as Chief White House Correspondent covering the Obama Administration. He was named National Correspondent in June 2011.

A native of Wilmington, Reid graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in psychology from Vassar College in 1977. He earned a master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton and a law degree from Columbia before moving to Washington, D.C. to practice law. He started his broadcast career as a field producer for ABC News.

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