New York Times National Editor to Discuss Midterm Elections at Pomona College
Richard L. Berke, national editor of The New York Times, will discuss the midterm elections in a public talk at Pomona College on Tuesday, November 9, at 4:15 p.m. in the Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Rose Hills Theatre.
Berke has served as national editor of The New York Times since March 2010. He joined the paper in 1986 and was a national political correspondent for more than a decade in the Washington bureau. He covered the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, and his beats included Congress, the White House, and money and politics
From 2002 to 2004, Berke served as the Washington editor where he was responsible for overseeing the daily work of 40 reporters, as well as coordinating political campaign coverage. In 2005, he was named associate managing editor for news and, in January 2006, he became assistant managing editor.
Before joining The Times, Berke was with the Baltimore Evening Sun from 1981 until 1986, where he became chief Washington correspondent after covering Congress, the White House and government agencies, as well as Baltimore City Hall and that city’s politics. In 1980, he was a general assignment reporter on the city desk of The Minneapolis Tribune.
Berke has served on the senior advisory board of the Institute of Politics of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
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