Voice of America journalist to speak at Akron Press Club

Voice of America White House bureau chief Steven L. Herman will speak at an Akron Press Club virtual program Friday, April 30, at noon.

This virtual presentation is co-sponsored by the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

As White House bureau chief, Herman covered the Donald Trump presidency from Oval Office and briefing room events to overseas trips. In 2020 he covered both the Trump and Joe Biden campaigns. Herman traveled with Trump on 45th president’s final flight to Florida.

Herman worked as a print and broadcast journalist for The Associated Press in West Virginia and Washington. He spent more than 25 years in Asia, including years of reporting from Tokyo and subsequently as a VOA correspondent and bureau chief in India, South Korea and Thailand. He also served in 2016 as VOA’s senior diplomatic correspondent based at the State Department.

Herman is a native of Cincinnati. He holds a B.A. from Thomas Edison State University and a M.A. in public diplomacy from Mountain State University.

The Akron Press Club has not been able to hold traditional lunch programming during the current pandemic. Funds from these lunches go toward scholarships for journalism and public relations students. Between the Press Club and the John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund, scholarships of $5,000 were awarded to nine students in 2020.

As we navigate COVID-19, please consider a donation to the Akron Press Club to fund scholarships. They make a difference to the students who receive them. You can donate by following the link on the registration page for this event.

Speaker: Journalist Steven L. Herman.

Date: Noon, Friday, April 30, 2021

To register for this free virtual event: Go to http://conta.cc/3tI0HjC

To donate to Press Club scholarships: Go to https://bit.ly/370g0eZ

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information