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Bill Schneider (journalist)

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]


In 2003, he was awarded the Centennial Medal for contributions to society by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.[3] In 2001, he received the Julian P. Kanter Award for Excellence in Television from the American Association of Political Consultants.[3] 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.[3]


  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. ^ 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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