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Bob Meyers

president, National Press Foundation

President: Bob Meyers joined the foundation in 1993 as director of its Washington Journalism Center. He was appointed president of the foundation in 1995. From 1989 to 1993 Meyers was director of the Harvard Journalism Fellowship for Advanced Studies in Public Health. He is a former reporter for the Washington Post, and a former assistant city editor at the San Diego Union. He has written two books, Like Normal People and D.E.S.: The Bitter Pill. Educated in the New York City public schools system and at UCLA, he was awarded an academic fellowship at Harvard's Center for Health Communication in 1987-88. He is a member of the Fellowship Advisory Board of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. He has lectured at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Tsinghua University in Beijing.