Bill Schneider (journalist)

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William "Bill" Schneider (born October 8, 1944 in Porstmouth, Virginia) is an American journalist. From 1990 to 2009 he served as CNN's senior political analyst. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow & Resident Scholar at Third Way, a Washington think tank. Schneider is also serving as the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor at George Mason University's School of Public Policy.[1]


In 2003, he was awarded the Centennial Medal for contributions to society by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.[2] In 2001, he received the Julian P. Kanter Award for Excellence in Television from the American Association of Political Consultants.[2] He is also the recipient of the Brandeis University Pride Award and the Alumni Achievement Award.

In 2009, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems presented Schneider with a special award “for his extensive coverage and keen insight of the 2008 United States presidential elections . . . showcasing democracy in action” to the world.[2]


  1. ^ George Mason Website,
  2. ^ a b c CNN's Bill Schneider Joins Third Way CNN press release found on PRweb, August 5, 2009. Accessed August 16, 2009

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