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Paul Brandus    

White House Correspondent & Award-Winning Author of "Under This Roof: A History of the White House and Presidency"

A frequent speaker at presidential libraries around the United States, social media innovator, columnist and longtime White House correspondent, Paul Brandus is the author of the acclaimed Under This Roof: A History of the White House and Presidency and the upcoming This Day in Presidential History. An award-winning member of the White House press corps since 2008, he is the founder of West Wing Reports, and provides reports for of television and radio outlets around the United States and overseas.

He is also a columnist for USA Today and MarketWatch/Dow Jones. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications and platforms, such as CNN, Fox News, Real Clear Politics, National Review and The Week. For The Week, he moderated panel discussions in Washington and around the U.S. on topics like cybersecurity, energy and infrastructure. He has spoken at schools such as the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and served as Executive-in-Residence at Washington & Lee University.

Brandus’s Twitter account is one of the biggest among all accredited members of the White House press corps. In 2011, he won the Shorty Award for “Best Journalist on Twitter,” sponsored by the Knight Foundation. His career spans network television, Wall Street and several years as a correspondent based in Moscow, where he covered the collapse of the Soviet Union for NBC Radio and the award-winning business and economics program Marketplace. He has traveled to 53 countries and has reported from, among other places, Iraq, Chechnya, China and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Brandus has served on the Board of Governors of the Overseas Press Club of America, serving as its Washington, D.C. representative. He is also an early stage venture capital investor and as an entrepreneur once purchased the Russian rights to the Super Bowl from the National Football League – becoming the first person to show the championship game in Russia.

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