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Correspondent offers insider’s view of Presidential Primaries

New York Times reporter joins President's Forum Series

Adam Nagourney's work consistently makes the front page of the New York Times. In the past week alone, five front page stories have featured his byline as he provides readers with insight into the heated race between Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama. Earlier this election season, the political writer tackled the Republican race between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges will have the exceptional opportunity to hear the insider's thoughts and reflections on the race for the White House when Nagourney joins the President's Forum Series at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10 in the Geneva Room of the library. Nagourney, who also writes the Times' political blog, “The Caucus” will offer his commentary with considerable background on U.S. presidential races.

Nagourney has worked at The New York Times since 1996. He first covered the 1996 presidential race, and was assigned to the campaign of Bob Dole. In 1997, he returned to New York as the metropolitan political reporter and covered that city's mayoral race. He also covered Hillary Clinton's run for the Senate and the New York gubernatorial campaign in 2002. He has covered both the 2004 and the current presidential elections.

Prior to joining The New York Times, Nagourney worked for USA Today from 1990 to 1993, last serving as a White House correspondent. From 1988 to 1990, he worked for the New York Daily News as Albany bureau chief. He also covered the 1988 presidential election and the 1989 mayoral election. Nagourney worked for the Gannett Westchester Newspaper from 1977 to 1983, in the paper's Putnam County, White Plains and Albany bureaus.

He is the co-author of “Out for Good,” published in 1999 by Simon & Schuster, which follows the history of the modern gay rights movement. Nagourney holds a bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Purchase.

Established by President Gearan in 2000, the President's Forum Series is designed to bring a variety of important figures to campus to share their knowledge and ideas with the entire HWS community as well as the residents of Geneva. The talk is free and open to the public; parking is available in the Medbery lot.