Charles Henry "Chip" Reid Jr. was named CBS News National correspondent in June 2011. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News. He assumed that position on January 5, 2009.
Reid was educated at Concord High School, a public secondary school in Wilmington, Delaware, followed by Vassar College, a private liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie in New York state, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in psychology in 1977. He then attended Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1982, graduating with a Master's of Public Affairs degree. He received a law degree from Columbia Law School.
Reid gave the commencement address to the Vassar College Class of 2011.
Life and career
Reid practiced law, as a Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1982 through 1986. He then served as a specialist in litigation, and lobbying, for a major Washington, D.C. law firm from 1986 to 1988.[who?]
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From 1996 through 2000, Reid was based in Washington, D.C. for NBC; covering among other beltway stories, Al Gore's 2000 Presidential campaign, voting irregularities of the 2000 Presidential election, and the impeachment process of then, President Clinton.
Starting in 2001, Reid began working for the Los Angeles base of NBC, spending 7 weeks with a U.S. Marines lead unit during the initial invasion of U.S troops from Kuwait to Baghdad. After Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Reid reported from Ground Zero and from the Pentagon, as well as covering stories on the war on terror from Afghanistan, Israel, Uzbekistan, Egypt, and around the world. He continued reporting in this capacity through 2003.
Reid began covering the Senate and the House of Representatives for NBC News in the fall of 2004; and, he served as a political coverage anchor for MSNBC, as well as a reporter for all the major NBC News broadcasts.