Speaker - Steven Holmes

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For the last year, Steven Holmes has been a deputy national editor at The Washington Post, supervising reporters covering domestic social issues such as immigration, education and religion, in addition to handling coverage of the Supreme Court. Prior to that he worked for 15 years at the New York Times, primarily in the paper’s Washington Bureau where he covered Congress, presidential campaigns, the State Department and race and demographics. While there, he wrote one story and edited others in the Times’ series, “How Race Is Lived in America” which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. He also worked at Time magazine in its Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Washington bureaus. He began his career with the Herald Statesman in Yonkers, N.Y., and has also worked at United Press International in Dallas, Tex., and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Atlanta, Ga. He is the author of “Ron Brown: An Uncommon Life,” a biography of the former Commerce Secretary who was the first black person to head a major political party in the United States.

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