Juan Williams to address America’s capacity to face domestic issues

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams will present “The Capacity of America to Address Its Most Pressing Domestic Issues” for the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy’s annual dinner at 8 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the main dining room of the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center.


The event is by invitation only but media members are encouraged to attend.

A media briefing and question-and-answer period will be held at 5:45 p.m. on the third floor of the Knight Center, near the main dining room. Media members planning to attend the briefing should RSVP to Neil Schoenherr at nschoenherr@wustl.edu.

Williams, who joined Fox News Channel in 1997 as a contributor, recently had his role expanded at the network after nearly 10 years as NPR. Williams now serves as a Fox News political analyst, a regular panelist on Fox Broadcasting’s Sunday morning public affairs program, “Fox News Sunday,” as well as the weekday political newscast, “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and as a regular substitute host for “The O’Reilly Factor.”

At NPR, Williams served as a senior national correspondent and news analyst. He also spent 23 years at The Washington Post, where he covered every major political campaign from 1980 to 2000 as a national correspondent and a political columnist.

He has interviewed numerous influential people and presidents over the course of his career, including Presidents Barack Obama, George Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.

A recipient of several awards for writing and investigative journalism, Williams won an Emmy Award for television documentary writing and has received widespread critical acclaim for numerous projects, including a series of documentaries, such as “Politics: The New Black Power” and “A. Phillip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom.”

Williams is the author of six books, including the non-fiction bestseller, Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 and Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary. Williams also has written numerous articles and has contributed to many national magazines including TIME, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Ebony and GQ.

Williams was born in Colon, Panama, in 1954. His family relocated to Brooklyn, New York, in 1958. He earned a bachelors degree in philosophy from Haverford College in 1976. In 1978, Williams married his wife, Delise, with whom he has three children.