FORA.tv Speaker - Lynn Sweet
Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. She writes a column and a blog for the paper. At present, Sweet is been focusing on the 2008 presidential campaign, with an emphasis on Sen. Barack Obama. Sweet is a regular guest on MSNBC programs and other national political shows.
Sweet traveled with Obama to Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and England in July. In 2006, Sweet flew to Africa with Obama, on a trip that included a visit to his father's native Kenya. As the violence between Israelis and Palestinians was deepening, in 2002 she was sent to the region to cover the conflict.
In 1995, Sweet broke the story on the perks the Clinton White House offered major donors. In 1990, Sweet was one of the first journalists in the U.S. to analyze political ads for accuracy. Before moving to Washington in September 1993, Sweet was the political writer for the paper.
Sweet was a Spring 2004 fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government. She is a former president of the Washington Press Club Foundation and is a member of the Gridiron Club.
She has a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She is a native of Chicago.
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