The Press And Civil Society: Where the Relationship Went Sour and Can it Be Revived?

Wednesday, October 24th • 7:00PM • Lehr Room • Gordinier Hall

Mr. John Gizzi

Mr. John Gizzi

John M. Gizzi, a journalist in Washington, D.C., is currently chief political correspondent and White House correspondent for Newsmax. He has been called “the man who knows everyone in Washington.”

John received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, which is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In the 1970’s he worked as a clerk-typist for the Travis County tax assessor in Austin, Texas, before he launched his career in journalism. There he became aware of property tax and homestead exemption issues and various Texas politicians of both parties who congregate in the state capital. His adoration of politics was born.

He authored “Gizzi on Politics” and spotlighted key political races for both houses of Congress. His “Gizzi’s America” is a series of video interviews on He has appeared on radio and television programs for the Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America’s Radio News Network, and the BBC. He has also appeared on radio in France and Germany.

He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence, named for a late publisher of National Review magazine, and in 2002, Gizzi was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference. He has covered affairs of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and has established friendships with correspondents worldwide