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Peggy Ann Simpson

educator , reporter

Peggy Ann Simpson, American reporter, educator. Recipient Consumer award National Press Club, 1982, Exceptional Merit Media award National Women's Political Caucus, 1988, Emma Merit Media award, 1989; Nieman fellow, Harvard University, 1978-1979.

Background

Simpson, Peggy Ann was born on December 26, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert H. and Mazie (Houston) Simpson.

Education

Bachelor, University North Texas, 1960.

Career

News editor Hondo (Texas) Anvil Herald, 1960-1962. Reporter, editor Associated Press, Dallas, 1962, Austin, Texas, Washington, 1979. Washington correspondent Boston Herald, 1979-1982.

Economic correspondent Hearst Newspapers, Washington, 1982-1988. Bureau chief Master of Science Magazine, 1988-1990. Visiting professor School Journalism Indiana University, Bloomington, since 1990, journalist in residence, since 1990.

Founder, board directors Journalism and Women Symposium, since 1989. Washington correspondent Working Woman, 1982-1986.

Religion

Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

Views

Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

Membership

President Uplift House Community Center, Washington, 1973-1974. Vice president Fund for Investigative Journalism, since 1988. Member Washington Press Club (president 1975-1976, founding board member Washington Press Club Foundation, since 1985, chairman advisory committee since 1986).

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.