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.