Ilyse Veron is a producer with MacNeil-Lehrer Productions’ “By the People: America in the World,” a project that is engaging Americans from coast to coast in informed conversations about foreign policy. She serves as MacNeil/Lehrer’s editorial liaison to the local PBS stations involved in the project as well as a creator of national “By The People” broadcasts and special events, including the 2002 Wye River Dialogue for leaders of various industries and communities.
Prior to joining the “By the People” project, Veron reported and produced segments from Washington DC and around the country for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer for nearly seven years. In 1998 Veron helped found the NewsHour’s now nationally recognized Media Unit, became its first media reporter and subsequently began overseeing content produced for Media Watch online. With the unit, Veron has earned numerous awards for reporting from the National Press Club and other journalism competitions including being named as a finalist for a Loeb last year.
This year Veron is a judge of the Joan Barone award for public affairs reporting given by the Radio Television Correspondents’ Association.
Before coming to the NewsHour, Veron served as principal researcher and an editorial partner on The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point by Haynes Johnson and David Broder. She also worked for Congressional Quarterly’s Weekly Report, Congressional Monitor and contributed stories to Politics in America and the Scripps Howard News Service.
Veron graduated with honors from Yale University with a BA in American Studies. Over the years she has also written for Wired magazine and has provided analysis about the industry for the nonpartisan Center for Media & Public Affairs as well as other academic institutions.