SJC to Host Renowned Political Correspondent Richard Benedetto

October 09, 2018 BK LI

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – October 9, 2018 – St. Joseph’s College has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Richard Benedetto, retired White House correspondent and political columnist, for lectures at SJC Long Island on Monday, October 22 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, October 23 at 12:40 p.m. Benedetto will then present at SJC Brooklyn on Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 25 at 12:40 p.m. 

Benedetto is a retired White House correspondent and former columnist for USA Today and Gannett News Service. He reported on government and politics on the local, state and national levels for nearly 40 years. He continues his involvement in journalism as a consultant for C-SPAN, writing political commentary for various publications and teaching journalism at American University in Washington, D.C. 

As a journalist, Benedetto covered the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and covered every presidential campaign from 1984-2004 and every national political convention since 1976. Benedetto wrote a memoir of his long reporting career, Politicians Are People, Too, and received numerous journalism awards and the National Italian American Foundation Media Award.

For more information, contact Dr. Amy Poland at [email protected] or 631.687.1209.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the U.S. for a weeklong residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures and informal discussions. For more than 45 years, visiting fellows have been introducing students and faculty members at liberal arts colleges to a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community and achievement. For more information, visit CIC’s website at

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.