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Past Presidents

The Association of Opinion Journalists

In December 2012, NCEW changed its name.

2013

Bob Davis

The Anniston Star, AL


 

The National Conference of Editorial Writers

Founded in 1947.

2012

Froma Harrop 

The Providence Journal/Creators Syndicate, RI

2011

Dan Radmacher

The Roanoke Times, VA

2010

Tom Waseleski

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA

2009

David Holwerk

The Sacramento Bee, CA

2008

Vanessa Galiman

Lexington Herald-Leader, KY

2007

Neil Heinen

WISC-TV, Madison, WI

2006

J.R. Labbe

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TX

2005

Kay Semion

Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL

2004

Lynnell Burkett

San Antonio Express-News, TX

2003

John H. Taylor, Jr.

The News Journal, Wilmington, DE

2002

Phil Haslanger

The Capital Times, Madison, Wl

2001

Fred Fiske

The Syracuse Newspapers, NY

2000

Chuck Stokes

WXYZ-TV, Detroit, MI

1999

Susan Albright

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN

1998

Morgan McGinley

The Day, New London, CN

1997

Sue Ryon

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI

1996

Rena Pederson

The Dallas Morning News, TX

1995

Tommy Denton

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TX

1994

Joseph E. Geshwiler

The Atlanta Constitution, GA

1993

Edward W. Jones

The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA

1992

Barbara S. Williams

The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

1991

Joanna D. Wragg

The Miami Herald, FL

1990

Jerry F. Dhonau

Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR

1989

Dennis R. Ryerson

Des Moines Register, IA

1988

Joe Hinton Stroud

Detroit Free Press, MI

1987

Brian W. Dickinson

The Providence Journal and Bulletin, RI

1986

Karli Jo Hunt

The Home News, New Brunswick, NJ

1985

Van A. Cavett

The Louisville Times, KY

1984

Aubrey Bowie

Greenville Piedmont, SC

1983

W. Lawrie Joslin

The Calgary (Alberta) Herald

1982

John A. Drummond

The Tulsa Tribune, OK

1981

Ann Lloyd Merriman

The Richmond News Leader, VA

1980

Reese Cleghorn

Detroit Free-Press, MI

1979

Robert T. Barnard

The Courier-Joumal, Louisville, KY

1978

Robert T. Pittman

St. Petersburg Times, FL

1977

Clarke M. Thomas

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA

1976

John J. Zakarian

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO

1975

John G. McCullough

The Philadelphia Bulletin, PA

1974

Kenneth Rystrom

The Columbian, Vancouver, WA

1973

Lloyd R. Armour

The Tennessean, Nashville, TN

1972

Charles J. Wellner

Lockport Union-Sun and Joumal, NY

1971

Calvin W. Mayne

The Rochester Times-Union, NY

1970

Paul Ringler

The Milwaukee Journal, Wl

1969

William D. Snider

The Greensboro Daily News & Record, NC

1968

Paul A. McKalip

Tucson Daily Citizen, AZ

1967

Wilbur E. Elston

The Detroit News, MI

1966

James A. Clendinen

The Tampa Tribune, FL

1965

Willis S. Harrison

The Blade, Toledo,OH

1964

Clifford E. Carpenter

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, NY

1963

Millard C. Browne

Buffalo Evening News, NY

1962

Creed C. Black

Wilmington News and Journal, DE

1961

Lauren K. Soth

Des Moines Register & Tribune, IA

1960

Robert S. Bates

The Meadville Tribune, PA

1959

M. Carl Andrews

The Roanoke Times & World-News, VA

1958

Robert E. Kennedy

The Chicago Sun-Times, IL

1957

Vermont C. Royster

The Wall Street Journal, NY

1956

James J. Kilpatrick

The Richmond News Leader, VA

1955

Paul Trescott

The Philadelphia Bulletin, PA

1954

Donovan Richardson

The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA

1953

Dwight E. Sargent

New York Herald Tribune, NY

1952

John B. Mullaney

Cleveland News, OH

1951

Robert H. Estabrook

The Washington (DC) Post

1950

John H. Cline

The Washington (DC) Star

1949

Ralph Coghlan

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO

1948

Leslie Moore

Worcester Telegram and Gazette, MA

1947

Leslie Moore

Worcester Telegram and Gazette, MA


 

The National Broadcast Editorial Association


In 1992, NBEA merged with the NCEW. The list below represents past presidents of NBEA prior to that merger.

1990-91 Boyd Levet
1989-90 Don Lowery
1988-89 Charlie Thomson
1987-88 Marjorie Arons-Barron
1986-87 Tom Elkins
1985-86 Dick Gage
1984-85 G. Donald Gale
1983-84 Susan Veatch
1982-83 Larry Harding
1981-82 Carole Halicki
1980-81 Ed Hinshaw
1979-80 Phil Balboni
1978-79 Art McDonald
1977-78 Dillon Smith
1976-77 Ted Powers
1975-76 Richard Hughes
1974-75 Fred Dressler
1973-74 Peter Kohler
1972-73 Bryson Rash
1971-72 Spencer Allen