Board Member

Margaret G. Warner

Margaret G. Warner

Practitioner in Residence, School of International Service, American University

Margaret G. Warner is practitioner in residence at American University’s School of International service, teaching and mentoring graduate students in international affairs. She is an award-winning journalist with decades of experience covering international affairs and U.S. politics. After stepping down two years ago from her post as chief global affairs correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, she served as a senior fellow at Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her twenty-four years at the PBS NewsHour included more than a decade as a substitute program anchor, moderator, and field reporter on domestic and international issues. In 2006, she founded the NewsHour’s overseas reporting unit. For a decade, she produced in-depth reports from regions in crisis, including Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza; Europe during the 2008 global economic crisis; Pakistan; China; Afghanistan; Russia; Yemen; Iraq; Korea; Egypt; Syria; Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan; Crimea and Ukraine, and Iraqi Kurdistan. In Washington, she focused on U.S. policymaking at the State Department, White House, and National Security Council.

Prior to the NewsHour, Warner spent a decade as a political, White House, and diplomatic correspondent at Newsweek magazine, where she reported on U.S. diplomacy during the George H.W. Bush Administration, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Gulf War, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. That was preceded by stints as a reporter in the Washington bureau of the Wall Street Journal, the San Diego Union, and the Concord Monitor. Among Warner’s numerous awards were a 2008 Emmy Award for her reporting from Pakistan, Georgetown University’s Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting, and the George Polk Award to a Newsweek team for coverage of terrorism.