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Biography

David Cook is Senior Editor and Washington bureau chief of The Christian Science Monitor. He oversees the Monitor's 9-person bureau in the nation's capital, hosts the Monitor's newsmaker breakfasts, and writes for csmonitor.com.

For over 40 years, Monitor breakfasts have brought journalists together with key public officials to talk about the issues of the day in a candid, in-depth fashion. Since their start in 1966, four US presidents, five vice presidents, and countless cabinet and congressional officials have been guests at the 3,600 breakfasts the Monitor has hosted.

When Monitor correspondent Jill Carroll was held captive in Iraq for 82 days in 2006, Cook served as the Monitor's spokesperson and appeared on numerous national broadcasts including "Today," "Nightline," "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer," and "ABC World News Tonight."

From August 1994 through July 2001, Cook served as editor of The Christian Science Monitor. During his term, the Monitor's print edition was redesigned, csmonitor.com was launched, and the paper won numerous awards including the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.

Previously Cook was editor of Monitor Broadcasting which produced daily radio news programs heard on 200 public radio stations. He also served as managing editor of the Monitor's Emmy award-winning nightly television news program "World Monitor."

His current assignment is Cook's third tour in Washington. During two previous postings in the nation's capital he covered economic policy. He also has been a Detroit-based correspondent for Business Week.

Cook was awarded a Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economic Journalism by Columbia University. He is a graduate of Principia College, attended the Advanced Management Program at Michigan State University, and served in the U.S. Army. He is a member of the Gridiron Club, Washington's oldest journalistic organization, and the father of three grown sons.

28 Programs

Monitor Breakfast: Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan

09.08.11 | 00:55:54 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: Douglas Elmendorf

06.14.11 | 00:54:21 min | 4 comments

Monitor Breakfast: RNC Chair Reince Priebus

04.26.11 | 00:56:39 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue

04.08.11 | 00:59:26 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: Senator John McCain

04.06.11 | 00:59:23 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer

04.05.11 | 00:52:08 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: Energy Secretary Steven Chu

04.01.11 | 00:55:17 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: US Trade Representative Ron Kirk

03.10.11 | 01:05:07 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: White House Economist Austan Goolsbee

02.24.11 | 00:56:26 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson (FREE)

11.19.10 | 00:57:27 min | 5 comments

Monitor Breakfast: James Carville and Stanley Greenberg

11.18.10 | 00:57:33 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: Congressman Barney Frank

09.24.10 | 00:55:07 min | 2 comments

Monitor Breakfast: Education Secretary Arne Duncan

09.22.10 | 00:58:26 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: FreedomWorks' Dick Armey & Matt Kibbe

09.13.10 | 00:58:58 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty

07.26.10 | 01:00:09 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

07.22.10 | 00:58:43 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: House Minority Leader John Boehner

07.21.10 | 00:40:26 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: Senator Carl Levin

07.13.10 | 00:59:37 min | 2 comments

Monitor Breakfast: Tom Donohue

05.28.10 | 00:55:10 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: Rep. Kevin McCarthy

05.27.10 | 00:57:19 min | 1 comment

Monitor Breakfast: Senator John Kerry

05.26.10 | 00:50:32 min | 7 comments

Monitor Breakfast: HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

05.18.10 | 00:56:37 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: Tim Kaine

04.28.10 | 00:56:38 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf

04.08.10 | 01:02:14 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: James Carville and Stan Greenberg

03.31.10 | 01:02:45 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: Postmaster General John Potter

03.11.10 | 00:53:24 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk

03.03.10 | 00:38:59 min | 0 comments

Monitor Breakfast: Newt Gingrich and Bill McInturff

02.25.10 | 00:58:50 min | 2 comments