Washington Post Columnist to Speak at Concord, Wednesday, December 6

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 08 2006

CONTACT: Concord University Box Office
1-304-384-5101, boxoffice@concord.edu

Washington Post Columnist to Speak at Concord, Wednesday, December 6

Athens, W.Va. – Washington Post columnist, Jeffrey Birnbaum will be speaking at Concord University on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 1 p.m. in the Main Theater of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. The presentation is part of the University’s Artist Lecture series.

Birnbaum, who joined the Post in March 2004, writes a column called “K Street Confidential,” and he writes feature stories about the intersection of business and politics. Birnbaum was selected by the Washingtonian magazine as one of “Washington’s 50 best and most influential journalists.” He is a political analyst on the Fox News Channel and a panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week.” He serves as a radio commentator for the national business show, “Marketplace” and as an analyst on Fox News radio’s “The Tony Snow Show.”

Prior to joining the Post, Birnbaum spent seven years as the chief of Fortune magazine’s Washington bureau, and he worked for the Wall Street Journal for 16 years.

Birnbaum is the author of four books. His latest, The Money Men, examines campaign fund-raising and was published in 2000. His first book, Showdown at Gucci Gulch, was written with Alan Murray in 1987. This classic chronicle of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, won the American Political Science Association's coveted Carey McWilliams Award in 1988. In 1992, Birnbaum's second book, The Lobbyists, was a Washington Post best seller. Madhouse, Birnbaum's third book, about President Clinton’s White House, was published in 1996.

Birnbaum’s presentation at Concord, entitled “The Political Outlook,” is free to students and the public.

For more information on this or other events taking place in the Alexander Fine Arts Center, contact the box office at 1-304-384-5101 or boxoffice@concord.edu.

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