Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Terence Smith

Journalist; former Correspondent, "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"


Terence Smith is an award-winning journalist and currently a special correspondent for "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer." He has worked in public television for more than a decade and is a frequent guest host for "The Diane Rehm Show" on NPR. Smith spent 20 years with The New York Times, including eight years in the Middle East and Far East, covering four wars and the day-to-day lives of people in more than 40 countries. His coverage earned two Pulitzer nominations and numerous other awards. Smith also served as the paper's assistant foreign editor and deputy metropolitan editor in New York, and as diplomatic correspondent and chief White House correspondent in Washington. In 1985 he joined CBS News, covering the Reagan White House and reporting for "CBS Sunday Morning." He earned two Emmys for his work on "48 Hours" and shared in the George Foster Peabody Award given to the staff of "CBS Sunday Morning."


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