SPR Presents NPR's Don Gonyea
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Bing Crosby Theater
901 West Sprague Avenue, Spokane map
$25 General Public & $18 Students - additional fees may apply
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Thursday, May 9, Spokane Public Radio will host an evening with NPR’s National Political Correspondent Don Gonyea in a benefit event at the Bing Crosby Theater, starting at 7:30pm. Gonyea will discuss his 12 year career reporting from inside the White House during the administrations of Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, campaign trails for the past four presidential elections, and politics in general. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $18 for students and may be purchased beginning March 22 through TicketsWest. There will also be a Q & A period for the audience followed by a meet-n-greet with Gonyea in the lobby following the event.
Self-described as the “only advertizing major who works as a journalist in public broadcasting,” Gonyea’s first job after graduating from Michigan State University was as a Country Western disc jockey for his hometown radio station in Monroe, Mich. Although he quickly found he was “too self-conscious” to be a DJ, Gonyea discovered his love for radio. This love led him to NPR, where he started as a freelance storywriter that developed into a regular on-air presence during Morning Edition and All Things Considered until, eventually, he was pulled into political coverage. After the 2000 election, Gonyea moved to Washington, D.C. for a 2 year commitment with NPR to cover the White House. Gonyea is now NPR's national political correspondent.
Filing stories from around the globe, Gonyea has contributed to PBS, the BBC, CBC, AP Radio, and the ColumbiaJournalism Review. He has won numerous awards, including a 2000 George Foster Peabody Award for the All Things Considered series "Lost & Found Sound,” and periodically teaches journalism courses.
NPR Bio on Don Gonyea