A conversation with PBS NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins
Join PBS NewsHour correspondent and USC Annenberg’s R. Rebecca Donatelli Expert-in-Residence in Political Analysis and Media Lisa Desjardins to learn more about her experiences covering Congress and politics in Washington over 15 years. Desjardins has been an on-air analyst at the nationally televised NewsHour since 2014.
Prior to joining NewsHour, Desjardins spent nearly ten years with CNN as a senior correspondent and Capitol Hill reporter. Prior to CNN, she reported for the Associated Press, WBTW-TV, WIS-TV, WTS-TV, Reuters and The Sun News.
Desjardins specializes in breaking down complex stories and political disagreements into the key pieces that matter, often translating numbers and fiscal information into accessible stories for the audience.
She is the recipient of a Peabody Award for CNN’s coverage of the 2008 election and a Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for national breaking news for coverage of the Haiti earthquake.
Desjardins earned a bachelor’s degree at the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She also received a first level graduate degree in Russian Studies from the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.
The conversation will be moderated by Christina Bellantoni, professor of professional practice and director of USC Annenberg’s Media Center.
Lunch will be served.