Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting
Missouri School of Journalism, Washington bureau
2921 Tilden St., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Work phone: 202-237-5939
Geneva Overholser holds the Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting in the Missouri School of Journalism’s Washington bureau. She is former editor of the Des Moines Register, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service under her direction. She previously wrote foreign-policy and national-security editorials for the New York Times and served as ombudsman for the Washington Post.
She spent five years overseas, freelancing from Kinshasa and Paris. A former Nieman fellow, she chaired the Pulitzer Prize Board and was an officer of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of Professional Journalists, and serves on the boards of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, the Center for Public Integrity, the Knight Fellowships at Stanford and the American Academy of Poets.