Thursday, February 28, 2008
Foreign Correspondent Christine Spolar to Speak
Christine Spolar, the Chicago Tribune's Rome correspondent, will speak to Ohio University students Tuesday about her career and life as a foreign correspondent. Spolar will speak to J467 students at 3:30 p.m. in Scripps Hall.
Since joining the Tribune in 2002, Spolar has reported on the U.S.-led war in Iraq and its aftermath, the deadly Palestinian intifada in Israel, political changes in Jordan and Lebanon and the challenges facing Egypt.
Previously, Spolar worked on the staff at CBS "60 Minutes II," where she was instrumental in producing several award-winning reports, including a story about an American pilot lost--and believed left behind--in Iraq during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The report won an Emmy for investigative journalism and a national award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors in 2001.
From 1984 through 1998, Spolar was a local, national and foreign correspondent for the Washington Post. She was chief of the Eastern Europe bureau from 1995 through 1998 and was responsible for covering wars in Bosnia and Croatia as well as the transithttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifion of Eastern Europe from communism to democracy.
From 1979 until 1984, Spolar was a reporter on the local and state desks of the Miami Herald.
Spolar is a 1979 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has a masters degree in journalism from Ohio State University. She was a Fulbright scholar/lecturer at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia in 1992.
Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent"