Former NBC reporter
Dancy visits Elon


John 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.

Dancy's career 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.

During his 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.



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