Ed Fouhy is the executive director of the Pew Center on the States, an Internet-based research and information
service established to report on innovative public policy issues at the
state level. The Center is an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts
of Philadelphia. Fouhy previously was founder and, for five years, executive
director of the Pew Center for Civic Journalism.
He was a reporter, producer and news executive for more than 25 years
beginning as an associate producer with CBS News in 1966, Saigon bureau
chief at the height of the war, then senior Washington producer of the
"CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" during the Watergate years. Later
he became CBS News Washington Bureau Chief, then CBS News Vice President
and News Director, directing the network's worldwide news bureaus and
correspondents as well as supervising all of CBS's hard news broadcasts.
Fouhy also served as ABC News Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief
and as executive producer for prime time news magazine programs at NBC
News. He was executive producer of both the 1988 and 1992 presidential
He has won five national Emmys for the hard news and magazine programs
he has produced, as well as the Drew Pearson Award for investigative reporting.
He has frequently spoken about and written numerous articles on media
issues. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Atlanta Constitution,
Dallas Times-Herald , Broadcasting and Cable, Nieman Reports ,American
Journalism Review and other publications.
He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds
a masters degree from Boston University as well as an honorary doctorate.
He was a fellow at Harvard in the Ô87-Õ88 academic year.
Fouhy is a former Marine Corps officer who was cited for leadership under
combat conditions in Lebanon. He is married with two grown children and
lives in Washington, D.C.
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