NPF Board: *George E. Condon

*George E. Condon

White House Correspondent

National Journal


George E. Condon is the White House Correspondent for the National Journal. Before that, Condon was Washington Bureau Chief for Copley News Service for more than two decades. A native Of Cleveland, Ohio, Condon worked for Copley since 1978, first in San Diego and then in Washington. He managed a staff of 10, which covered Washington, national and international news, for eight daily newspapers in California, Illinois and Ohio, including the San Diego Union-Tribune in San Diego. Before coming to Washington in 1982, Condon covered politics in California. His prior journalism jobs included serving as Columbus Statehouse Bureau Chief for the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1976 to 1978 and as a reporter for the Plain Dealer in Cleveland. He also worked for the Sun Papers in Cleveland. He has covered every presidential campaigns since 1976, has interviewed eight presidents and reported from more than 80 countries. He graduated in 1970 from Georgetown University with a BA in government. He served as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association from 1993 to 1994 and has been secretary, treasurer and vice president of the Gridiron Club. He is a former member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. At Copley, he headed the team that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for stories that uncovered the greatest case of congressional corruption in history and resulted in the imprisonment of Rep. Randy Duke Cunningham. He won the Cleveland Newspaper Guild Best Investigative Reporting Award in 1975, 1976 and 1977, the Ohio Associated Press Award for Best Investigative Reporting in 1977, and the San Diego Press Club Awards for Best News Writing in 1978 and 1980, and Best Political Reporting in 1980 and 1981.