Research Expertise and Interest
politics, journalism, reporting, national security, freelancing in both print and radio
After completing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at U.C. Berkeley and his master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, William J. Drummond began his career reporting for the Louisville Courier-Journal and later reported for many years for the Los Angeles Times (including stints as bureau chief in New Delhi and Jerusalem). Professor Drummond served as associate press secretary to President Jimmy Carter and also worked as editor and national security correspondent for National Public Radio. Professor Drummond has been honored with a National Press Club Foundation Award, the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Journalism Excellence, and the Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Black Condition from the National Association of Black Journalists. While teaching, he remains an active freelancer in both print and radio.