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publisher , writer , Broadcast executive

Loren B. Jenkins, American broadcast executive, publisher, writer. Edward R. Murrow fellow Council Foreign Relations, 1988-1989; recipient Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting The Washington Post, 1983, Overseas Press Club award Newsweek, 1976; Overseas Press Club award National Public Radio. 1998, Robert F. Kennedy award, 1998, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award for coverage of Iraq, 2007.

Background

Jenkins, Loren B. was born on October 26, 1938 in New Orleans. Son of Stephen B. Jenkins and Lorena (Lackey) Dabney.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, University Colorado, 1961. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1964.

Career

Ski instructor, Aspen (Colorado) Ski School, 1958-1961;teacher, Peace Corps., Sierra Leone, West Africa, 1961-1963;reporter, Port Chester (New York) Dayly Item, 1964-1965;newsman, United Press International, New York, London, Madrid, Paris, 1965-1969;correspondent, Newsweek, Madrid, Hong Kong, Beirut, Saigon, Rome, 1969-1979;correspondent, The Washington Post, Rome, 1979-1989;publisher, editor, The Aspen Times, 1992-1995;senior foreign editor, National Public Radio, Washington, since 1995.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, mountain climbing.

Connections

Married Nancy Harmon, June 1964 (divorced 1985). Children: Sara, Nicholas. Married Laura Thorne, August 31, 1996.

father:
Stephen B. Jenkins Dabney

mother:
Lorena (Lackey) Dabney

spouses:
Nancy Harmon

Laura Thorne

children:
Sara Jenkins

Nicholas Jenkins