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Margaret Warner Distinguished Practitioner in Residence School of International Service

B.A. in English, Yale University;

MIPP, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies

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Margaret Warner is an award-winning journalist and expert in post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy. She recently stepped down from her post as Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, public television’s flagship nightly news and analysis program. Her 24 years at the PBS NewsHour included more than a decade as a substitute program anchor, moderator and field reporter on domestic and international issues. In 2006, she founded the NewsHour’s Overseas Reporting Unit.

For a decade, she produced in-depth reports from regions in crisis, including Israel, the West Bank and Gaza (2006); Pakistan (2007); China (2008); Afghanistan (2009); Russia (2009, 2012); Yemen (2010); Iraq (2010); Korea (2011); Egypt (2011); Syria (2012); Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan (2012-2013); Crimea and Ukraine (2014), and Iraqi Kurdistan (2014). When in Washington, she focused on U.S. policy-making at the State Department, White House and NSC.

Her 40-plus year career in television and print journalism also included a decade as a political, White House and diplomatic correspondent at Newsweek magazine, where she reported on U.S. policymaking during the George H.W. Bush Administration, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Gulf War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. That was preceded by stints as a reporter at The Concord (N.H.) Monitor, the San Diego Union and the Washington bureau of the Wall Street Journal.
For the Media
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • 2008: Emmy Award for coverage of the turmoil in Pakistan
  • 2008: Edward Weintal Prize for International Reporting from Georgetown University
  • George Polk Award to a Newsweek team for its coverage of terrorism