The JCRC of Greater Washington, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), and The Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, invite you to the next session in our brown bag lunch speakers' series The Golden Era at The Washington Post and Issues in Contemporary Journalism
This will be a look at the lawyers and historians who helped expose and ultimately bring to justice a brutal group of Nazi collaborators who spent decades hiding in plain sight in middle-class America.
Featuring: Bob Levey, Journalist and Long-time Columnist for the Washington Post.
Please bring a brown bag lunch; chips, cookies, and drinks will be provided. For information about future lunch discussions, please contact Cheryl Crandell or 202-728-3039.
Date & Time
Thursday, December 12, 201912:15 - 1:30 PM
Stinson Leonard Street
1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
Bob Levey Journalist and long-time Columnist for The Washington Post
Bob Levey is a prize-winning journalist who has covered the Washington scene since the Johnson Administration. For 23 years, he wrote a daily column, “Bob Levey’s Washington,” for The Washington Post. The column looked at all aspects of life in the nation’s capital. It won major awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Journalism Review. Currently he writes a monthly column for Senior Beacon Newspapers.
Seven times, Bob Levey was named one of the most popular columnists in Washington by Washingtonian magazine for his Post column. Legendary Ben Bradlee’s first hire, Bob began his 36-year career at The Post covering Presidential politics, Congress, local news, and sports. In 1999 Bob Levey was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine in recognition of his community service through his column and as a hands-on volunteer. Bob Levey has also had an extensive career in the electronic media. Over the course of more than 20 years, he worked for nine radio stations, four TV stations and one popular Internet site as a commentator and talk show host. His on-line chats for washingtonpost.com, called “Levey Live,” won consistently high ratings.
Bob Levey was born and raised in New York City. He escaped at a tender age to attend The University of Chicago, where he earned a bachelor’s degree with special honors in English. He has spoken to college, business and social groups all over the country. He has taught journalism at six major research universities.
In 2000, Washington Post Books published Washington Album: A Pictorial History of the Nation’s Capital, a 200-page illustrated history of the local city. Levey co-authored the book with his wife, Jane F. Levey, a historian. Levey is the author of several other books, one a collection of columns, the other a look at local Washington. His latest book, Larry Felder, Candidate, is a novel set in suburban Maryland about a journalist’s run for Congress. Bob will have copies of his book available for signing.
In his spare time, Bob Levey has been a semi-professional folk singer, a union president and a national champion tournament bridge player. He and his wife are the parents of two adult children, Emily and Alexander.