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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;reporter, editor, Associated Press, Austin, Texasreporter, editor, Associated Press, Washington, 1979;Washington correspondent, Boston Herald, 1979-1982;economics correspondent, Hearst Newspapers, Washington, 1982-1988;bureau chief, Master of Science Magazine, Washington, 1988-1990;visiting professor School Journalism, Indiana U., Bloomington, since 1990;journalist in residence, Indiana U., Bloomington, since 1990. Founder, board directors Journalism and Women Symposium, since 1989. Washington correspondent Working Woman, 1982-1986.

Religion

Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Bible is the source of inspirational stories, gospels, letters, hymns, songs, prayers, and poetry that drives wisdom and creativity of all Christians over time and across the world.

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).

Connections

father:
Robert H. Simpson

mother:
Mazie (Houston) Simpson