Phil Wilke
Kansas Public Radio

NPR's Scott Horsley to discuss 2012 presidential campaign

Tue, 03/12/2013

LAWRENCE – National Public Radio White House correspondent Scott Horsley will join Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, to reflect on the 2012 presidential campaign at a special event tonight, March 12.

You’re invited to join the conversation. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute. “An Evening with Scott Horsley” is one of several events Kansas Public Radio is putting on to celebrate its 60th anniversary on air.

Horsley reports on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration, with a special emphasis on economic issues.

The 2012 campaign is the third presidential contest Horsley has covered for NPR. He previously reported on Senator John McCain’s White House bid in 2008 and Senator John Kerry’s campaign in 2004.

Horsley took up the White House beat after serving as a San Diego-based business correspondent for NPR where he covered fast food, gasoline prices and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before joining NPR in 2001, Horsley was a reporter for KPBS-FM, where he received numerous honors, including a Public Radio News Directors' award for coverage of the California energy crisis.

Earlier in his career, Horsley worked as a reporter for WUSF-FM in Tampa, Fla., and as a news writer and reporter for commercial radio stations in Boston and Concord, N.H. Horsley began his career as a production assistant for NPR’s Morning Edition. Horsley earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from San Diego State University.

KPR, a 14-time Kansas Association of Broadcasters Station of the Year, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on 91.5 FM in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online. KPR also operates KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.

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