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also known as John Dorrance Smith

Dorrance Smith, American former federal agency administrator. Recipient Peabody award, 1986, Emmy award for Olympic Coverage National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1986, Hubert Humphrey B'nai B'rith award, 1986, Joan Barone award, 1988, Christopher award for Tragedy at Tienanmien: The Untold Story, 1988, Columbia du Pont award, 1989; named one of Top 50 Producers Milimeter magazine, 1986.


Smith, Dorrance was born on May 25, 1951 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Sidney Val and Kathleen (Dorrance) Smith.


Bachelor in Literature, Claremont Men's College, 1973.


Executive producer This Week with David Brinkley ABC News, executive producer Nightline. Assistant to the President for media affairs The White House, 1991—1992. Senior media advisor & consultant Federal Emergency Management Agency (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

Senior media advisor Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq. Media consultant United States House Joint Committee on Ceremonies. Assistant secretary for public affairs United States Department Defense, Washington, 2006—2007.

Executive producer The Health Show, 1987, The Pope in American, 1987.