Stewart Powell

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Stewart Powell



Office Phone: (202) 236-4723

Stewart Powell worked as a journalist for 45 years at the local, state, national and international level for a daily newspaper in suburban Boston, United Press International, U.S. News & World Report and the Washington bureau of Hearst Newspapers before retirement in 2014. His coverage took him to more than 60 countries during a career that included assignments as White House correspondent, national security correspondent and London bureau chief.

His coverage of the 1991 Persian Gulf War led to an investigative series, ``Killing Our Own: Friendly Fire in the Persian Gulf War,'' co-authored with a colleague, that documented the unprecedented rate of accidental U.S. casualties inflicted by other American soldiers. The series won two national journalism awards and contributed to changes in friend-and-foe identification systems.

Powell served as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association in 1998-1999, the year of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. 

Powell began his career in journalism after earning a B.A. in history and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Yale University in 1968.

Teaching experience:
Guest lecturer: George Washington University, University of New Hampshire, Flagler
College, University of Liverpool.
Teacher: Eighth grade American history, 1968-1969, Branford, CT public schools.
White House Correspondent: Covered presidencies of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton,
George W. Bush, eight presidential campaigns
President, White House Corre pondents Association: Elected to represent press corps
during year of Clinton's impeachment 1998-1999
National Security Correspondent: Worldwide coverage of Pentagon leadership and U.S.
armed forces, invasion of Panama, fall of Berlin Wall, end of Cold War, Persian Gulf
War. Co-authored award-winning investigative series "Killing Our Own: Friendly Fire in
the Persian Gulf War."
Investigative correspondent: Enterprise coverage for Houston Chronicle of Texas-related
issues focusing on NASA, border security, immigration reform and Congress

Master of Arts in Teaching, Yale University, 1968
BA in American history and European colonialism, Yale University, 1968
Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn., 1964
American Field Service exchange student, Japan, 1963