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Jim Welch (C’71, G’05)

Deputy Managing Editor, Sports, USA Today Location: Wagner Alumni House Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Welch majored in government and international relations at Georgetown in the late 60s. During his senior year, he landed a job at the National Journal, where he served as a reporter during the Watergate scandal. Here, [...]

Norah O’Donnell (C’95, G’03)

Chief Washington Correspondent, MSNBC Location: Wagner Alumni House Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) As the chief Washington correspondent for NBC News’ 24-hour cable channel, MSNBC, Norah O’Donnell has had a front row seat to history. Washingtonian magazine has included O’Donnell in its list of Washington’s 100 most powerful women. Here, she [...]

George M. Taber (C’64)

Author, Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Taber entered Georgetown in fall of 1960. Here, he recalls the Kennedy years, a protest at the Indian Embassy and memories of the 60s, [...]

Daniel Henninger (F’68)

Deputy Editor, Editorial Page, “The Wall Street Journal” Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Starting out in the College, Henninger soon transferred to the School of Foreign Service where he immersed himself in studies of the Cold War, U.S. Foreign Policy [...]

Frank J. Prial (C’51)

Former Wine Columnist, The New York Times, and Author, Decantations Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Prial reflects on post-war Washington, D.C., the competitive English classes at Georgetown and the good fortune of knowing Rev. Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Prial’s first job was at a [...]

Mary Jordan (C’83)

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Former London Bureau Chief, The Washington Post Location: Her Residence, London, U.K. Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Mary Jordan credits her career in journalism to her Georgetown education, including Fr. Healy’s poetry instruction and the encouragement he offered to pursue her writing. Most recently, Jordan and her [...]

Melinda Arons (C’98)

Chief Political Producer, ABC News’ Nightline Location: Georgetown Public Policy Institute Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Arons appreciates the caliber of the students Georgetown attracts and the network of graduates it produces. At Georgetown, she learned to “deal with important people,” which would become a necessary skill during her career in [...]