|N.Y. Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper to speak March 20|
|Tuesday, March 13, 2012|
Helene Cooper will give a free public talk on her job as White House correspondent for The New York Times at 5:30 p.m. March 20 in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her talk, “Covering the President,” is the Nelson Benton Lecture for the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
A UNC alumna, Cooper previously held positions with the Times as its diplomatic correspondent and as assistant editor of the editorial page. Before joining the Times in 2004, she worked for 12 years at The Wall Street Journal covering international trade, foreign policy and economics out of the newspaper’s Atlanta, Washington and London bureaus.
Cooper is a native of Monrovia, Liberia, and is the author of The New York Times bestseller, “The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood.”
The Nelson Benton Lecture Series, which brings distinguished journalists to the school, was established by family and friends of the longtime CBS News anchor and reporter who died in 1988.
Photo of Helene Cooper: http://jomc.unc.edu/images/helenecoopernytimes.jpg