White House correspondent speaks at Flagler


Priscilla Proctor, Coordinator of College and Public Relations, reported to the St. Augustine local news desk at Historic City News that White House Correspondent Terence Hunt will be the next speaker of the 2009-2010 Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy.

Hunt will speak January 21st, at 7:00 p.m., in the Flagler College Auditorium. His topic will be “Inside the Bubble: The White House Front Row from Reagan to Obama.”

Hunt oversees coverage of the global economic crisis for the Associated Press, a job he took in 2008 after covering the White House for more than 25 years. He has reported from more than 90 countries as well as every state.

Hunt joined AP’s Washington staff in 1974 after assignments in Louisville, Ky., and Providence, R.I. He covered the senate for two years before breaking into politics on Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign.

He has won the Merriman Smith Award for presidential reporting under deadline pressure and the $10,000 Gramling Journalism Award for incisive coverage. A native of Bellevue, Ky., Hunt graduated from the University of Kentucky.

Other speakers for the 2009-2010 season include:
Feb. 4 – Steven Thomma, Senior White House Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers
March 23 – Jim Toedtman, Editor, AARP Bulletin
April 6 – Bill Raspberry, Former Columnist, TheWashington Post

All forums take place in the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7:00 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided.

Call (904) 819-6400 for more information.

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