Dancy, formerly of NBC News, was a guest speaker in Rich Landesberg's
Politics in Mass Media class Oct. 8. He also was the guest at a
luncheon hosted by the School of Communications.
as an NBC News correspondent ended in 1996. During his career, he
covered every beat in Washington, D.C., and worked as a foreign
correspondent for the network in London, Berlin and Moscow.
He now serves
as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense on the U.S. Commission
on National Security, a group that is determining the defense needs
of the United States in the new century. He is also a visiting professor
and director of international media studies at Brigham Young University.
time overseas, Dancy covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end
of Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and the reunification of
Germany. He also reported on the diplomatic attempts that preceded
the Gulf War. During a break from foreign activity, Dancy covered
the 1992 general election campaigns, an assignment that included
extensive travel with presidential candidate Bill Clinton. He also
anchored "NBC Nightly News," "Meet the Press"
and "NBC News at Sunrise."
Over the years,
he has earned numerous awards, including the Everett McKinley Dirksen
Prize in 1987, the country's most prestigious award for coverage
of Congress. He is also the recipient of four national Emmys.