Carl Leubsdorf

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Carl Philipp Leubsdorf (born March 17, 1938 in New York City) is a long-time Washington, D.C. political journalist. He is currently a Washington columnist for The Dallas Morning News, where he was Washington bureau chief from 1981 through 2008. He is the current secretary of the Gridiron Club and is a past president of both that organization and the White House Correspondents' Association. And it was at the WHCA dinner in April 1997 that Leubsdorf was momentarily roasted, to his delight, by guest speaker Jon Stewart.[1]

After attending the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, he attended Cornell University, where he worked for the Cornell Daily Sun, and held the title of Associate Editor. He was elected Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors in 1959 with a degree in government. He subsequently earned an M.S. with honors in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has worked as a staff writer for the Associated Press (1960–1975) in New Orleans, New York, and Washington; as chief political writer for the AP 1972-75; and as Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun 1976-81 prior to his engagement with the Dallas Morning News.[2]

He married Susan Page, currently Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, in 1982. A previous marriage had ended in divorce.[3]


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