The National Center for Policy Analysis welcomes
Author, ABC News Correspondent and 20/20 Co-anchor
WHEN: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
12:00PM – 1:15PM
WHERE: River Crest Country Club
1501 Western Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Award-winning news correspondent John Stossel was named co-anchor of ABCNEWS' 20/20 in May 2003. He joined the highly acclaimed newsmagazine in 1981 and began doing one-hour primetime specials in 1994.
In addition to longer in-depth reports for 20/20 on subjects ranging from addiction to parenting issues in his "Family Fix" segments, Stossel is featured in a weekly segment entitled "Give Me a Break." These short commentaries take a skeptical look at a wide array of issues, from pop culture controversies to censorship and government regulations.
Stossel's specials tackle issues that face Americans today. They consistently rate among the top news programs and have earned him uncommon praise: "The most consistently thought-provoking TV reporter of our time" said the Dallas Morning News, while the Orlando Sentinel said he "has the gift for entertaining while saying something profound."
Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards. He has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Among his other awards are the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.
In his early years at ABC, Stossel was consumer editor at Good Morning America. Prior to that he was a consumer reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. He began his journalism career as a researcher for KGW-TV in Portland, Ore. Stossel is a 1969 graduate of Princeton University, with a B.A. in psychology.
The National Center for Policy Analysis is a public policy research institute founded in 1983 and internationally known for its studies on public policy issues. The NCPA is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with an office in Washington, D.C.