Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Steve Scully

Steve Scully has interviewed every president since Gerald Ford. In his three-decade career at C-SPAN, he has served as political editor, host, and senior executive producer of C-SPAN’s programming, including the Washington Journal, Road to the White House series and its podcast ‘The Weekly.’ In addition to his work at C-SPAN, Scully served as adjunct faculty at the University of California-DC Program and completed his Terker Fellowship (2019-21) at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs last month. He previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver, Pace University and George Mason University.


Scully chaired the Jefferson Educational Society Global summit in his hometown of Erie, Pa. for the past 11 years. Scully served nine years on the White House Correspondents’ Association, including as president from 2006-07. In 2019, he was named to the Pennsylvania Broadcasters Hall of Fame.


Scully earned his Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Arts in communications and political science from American University.