From singing on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and riding the subway to recording a program for a Chicago radio station, Kenya’s Afrizo singing group is on a tour like no other.
From singing on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and riding the subway to recording a program for a Chicago radio station, Kenya’s Afrizo singing group is on a tour like no other.
The messy and chaotic weather – including a brief tornado warning – outside the mayoral forum Wednesday afternoon fit the candidates’ demeanors inside.
The White House celebrated programs addressing childhood obesity Tuesday and invited elementary school students from across the nation to help with the third annual fall harvest of the South Lawn garden.
 
 
 

Jody Beck, Director

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Jody BeckClick on photo to enlarge or download: Jody BeckJody Beck has been director of the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program since 2003.

From 2001 to 2003, she was a lecturer at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, teaching print and broadcast reporting. Before that, she taught journalism at several other universities in the Washington area.

In her journalism career, she worked as an assignment editor for WRC-TV in Washington for 16 years. She covered Virginia and other beats, and for several years was in charge of planning the next day's coverage and coordinating coverage of elections and other major news events.

She went to WRC from The Washington Star, which went out of business in 1981. At the Star, Beck was the Arlington-Alexandria bureau chief, a copy editor and reporter. She covered the Virginia General Assembly, Fairfax County, Va., the District of Columbia school system and several other beats. In her first job at the Star, Beck was a dictationist, typing stories dictated by reporters on assignment and on deadline. She became a reporter trainee and reporter after that.

Beck holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Maryland, both in journalism.

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