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journalist

Jerome Richard Watson, American journalist. Recipient Robert F. Kennedy award Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, Washington, 1971, Distinguished Service award Sigma Delta Chi, 1982, Publisher's award Chicago Sun Times, 1985; Nieman fellow Harvard University, 1970-1971. Member The White House Corrs. Association (board directors 1988-1991), Gridiron Club.

Background

Watson, Jerome Richard was born on May 6, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Raja Eminger and Irene (Sutherland) Watson.

Education

Associate of Arts, Wright Junior College, 1958. Bachelor of Science J., Northwestern University, 1960. Master of Science J., Northwestern University, 1961.

Career

Reporter, Chicago City News Bureau, 1960-1961;reporter, Hollister Newspapers, Wilmette, Illinois, 1961-1964;reporter, Chicago Sun Times, 1964-1993;political editor, columnist, Chicago Sun Times, 1972-1976;Washington correspondent, Chicago Sun Times, 1977-1986;Washington bureau chief, Chicago Sun Times, 1987-1993.

Membership

Member The White House Corrs. Association (board directors 1988-1991), Gridiron Club. Clubs: National Press, Gridiron.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, history, metaphysical studies.

Connections

Married Jerilyn Clara Ellis, February 6, 1965. Children: Corin Jerome, Miles Girard.

father:
Raja Eminger Watson

mother:
Irene (Sutherland) Watson

spouse:
Jerilyn Clara Ellis

children:
Corin Jerome Watson

Miles Girard Watson