Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Steve Scully,

Steve Scully is C-SPAN’s Senior Executive Producer/ Political Editor/ Primary host.  Since 1991, Steve has been responsible for coordinating all aspects of C-SPAN’s campaign programming for C-SPAN, C-SPAN.org and C-SPAN Radio (now heard on XM/ Sirius Channel 132.)  His responsibilities expanded to include senior producer for the networks White House coverage, a position he continues to hold today.  In addition, he manages a team of field producers responsible for coverage of The White House, politics and special projects.

Steve also serves as the regular Sunday host of Washington Journal, a live three-hour news and public affairs program. In addition, he hosts and produces other C-SPAN programs, including BOOK TV’s “In Depth,” “Road to the White House,” & C-SPAN Radio’s
”Washington Today,” a live two-hour afternoon drive time program heard nationwide on XM/ Sirius and on-line at www.C-SPANRadio.org

Elected by his peers from the White House press corps, he is the former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association (2006-07), and recently completed a three year term as a WHCA Board Member. 

Beginning January 2003, Steve assumed the Amos P. Hostetter Chair at the University of Denver & Cable Center, teaching a distance-learning course on the media, politics and public policy issues via cable fiber line between Washington, D.C., Denver (University of Denver), New York City (Pace University) and Fairfax, Virginia (George Mason University).  www.CableCenter.org It is the only college level course of its kind in the country, linking students to leaders in politics, journalism and business from our nation’s capital.  Recent guests have included NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Jake Tapper, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Fmr. President Bill Clinton, fmr. Speaker Newt Gingrich and fmr. Senator Bob Dole.

Before coming to C-SPAN, Steve covered business, politics and local government as a reporter and anchor at WHEC-TV (NBC Affiliate) in Rochester, N.Y.  Prior to that, he was an anchor and reporter at WSEE-TV in Erie, PA and WHBF-TV (CBS Affiliates) in Rock Island, Illinois.  Steve taught several courses on the media & politics at St. John Fisher College & Nazareth College in Rochester, NY between 1988-90.   While attending college, he served as an intern in the office of Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden, and later a staff assistant in Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s media affairs office.

In 1985 he 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 Communication and Political Science from The American University in Washington, DC, graduating with honors.  He also studied media & European affairs at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark.)

Steve Scully sits on a number of national civic boards, including the CJ Foundation for SIDS and First Candle, both devoted to the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome.

Cable Fax Magazine recently listed him as on of Cable’s 100 “Heavy Hitters”.  In January 2004, New York’s Newsday listed Scully, along with Tim Russert, Katie Couric and Bob Schieffer as one of the media’s most influential movers and shakers in political programming.  C-SPAN’s campaign coverage earned the network an Emmy and Cable’s Golden Ace Award, the industry’s highest honor.

A native of Erie, PA, he is one of 13 children in a family with five sets of twins.  Steve and his wife Kathryn live in Fairfax, Virginia and are the parents of four children –

Mary Cathryn (16,) Daniel (13), Cristen (11) and Natalie (2.)