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Evan Thomas

editor in chief, Newsweek

Evan Thomas was made Editor at Large of *Newsweek* in September of 2006. He is the magazine's lead writer on major news stories and the author of many longer features, including *Newsweek*'s special behind-the-scenes issues on presidential elections, and more than a hundred cover stories. Thomas was pivotal in spearheading *Newsweek*'s award-winning coverage on the war on terror from the Washington, D.C. bureau. His reporting and writing on the terror events of September 11 and the Iraq War contributed to *Newsweek*'s being honored with the most prestigious awards in the magazine industry-the National Magazine Award for General Excellence for 2002 and 2004. Since 1992, Thomas has been a regular weekly panelist on the syndicated public affairs talk show, *Inside Washington*. He has appeared on numerous television shows as a commentator, including: NBC's *Meet the Press*, *TODAY*, CBS's *Face the Nation*, ABC's *Nightline*, *Good Morning America*, CNN's *Larry King Live*, PBS's *Charlie Rose*, and *The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer*. Thomas is also the author of six books, all published by Simon & Schuster: *Sea of Thunder*, about the war in the Pacific (2006), a *New York Times* bestseller; *John Paul Jones*, a biography of the American revolutionary (2003), a *New York Times* bestseller; *Robert Kennedy: His Life* (2000); *The Very Best Men: The Early Years of the CIA* (1995); *The Man to See: The Life of Edward Bennett Williams* (1991); and *The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made* (with Walter Isaacson, 1986). In 2003-04, Thomas was a visiting professor at Princeton. In 2004-05, he was a visiting professor at Harvard, and in 2006-2007, he was a visiting professor at Harvard and Princeton. In the fall of 2007 he will begin a five-year term at Princeton as Ferris Professor of Journalism. He is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and a former trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. He is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Virginia Law School. He lives with his wife and two children in Washington, D.C.