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The Steering Committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on Monday elected new officers, re-elected nine members…

The Steering Committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on Monday elected new officers, re-elected nine members and welcomed a newly elected member.

Ascending the ranks of the Executive Committee are:

  • Chairman: John Henry, a freelance journalist who previously was news editor for The Associated Press in Washington and Washington bureau chief of The Houston Chronicle
  • Chairman-elect: Jess Bravin, senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Rubin, government team editor of Bloomberg News.

Newly elected to the Steering Committee was Maggie Mulvihill, co-director and co-founder of the non-profit New England Center for Investigative Reporting based at Boston University, where she is also a clinical professor of journalism. A former Nieman fellow at Harvard University, Mulvihill is a former media lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in legal affairs and investigative reporting in New England. She is also a member of the board of directors of the New England First Amendment Coalition.

Steering Committee members re-elected to three-year terms were: Wolf Blitzer, CNN lead political anchor and anchor of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”; David Boardman, executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times; Michael Duffy, assistant managing editor and Washington bureau chief for Time Magazine; Rick Dunham, Washington bureau chief for Hearst Newspapers; Ashlea Ebeling, Forbes Magazine associate editor; Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate; Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for the National Law Journal; Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”; and Pierre Thomas, Senior Justice Correspondent for ABC News.