Bill Schneider (journalist)

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William Schneider
Bill Schneider, CNN (2796818586).jpg
Schneider (right) in 2008.
Born (1944-10-08) October 8, 1944 (age 76)
Occupation Broadcast journalist, professor

William Schneider (born October 8, 1944 in Portsmouth, 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] He is also currently teaching at George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government.[2] He has also been a contributing editor to the Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times.[3][4]


In 2003, he was awarded the Centennial Medal for contributions to society by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.[5] In 2001, he received the Julian P. Kanter Award for Excellence in Television from the American Association of Political Consultants.[5] 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.[5]


  1. ^ George Mason Website, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2010-02-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  3. ^ Schneider, William (3 March 2002). "Politics Remain Stalemated". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 September 2020. WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, A CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO OPINION, IS A POLITICAL ANALYST FOR CNN.
  4. ^ Schneider, William (18 September 1988). "THE EVIL OF TWO LESSERS". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 September 2020. WILLIAM SCHNEIDER IS A CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO OPINION
  5. ^ 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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