Jun 22, 2021 - Economy & Business

Scoop: Longtime C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully leaving network

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Longtime C-SPAN political editor and on-air host Steve Scully is leaving the network on July 2, Axios has learned. He will join the Bipartisan Policy Center as SVP of communications.

Why it matters: Scully has been with C-SPAN for over three decades. He has covered eight presidential elections for the network.

Details: Scully has led C-SPAN's political program across multiple mediums for years. In addition to being editor, he is also a host and producer for C-SPAN's morning show Washington Journal, and appears on C-SPAN's weekly podcast.

  • Since joining C-SPAN in June 1990, he frequently appeared on many of the network's other programs as well.
  • Scully has interviewed every president since Gerald Ford, including Ronald Reagan, who he interviewed as a reporter for WSEE-TV in his hometown in Erie, Pa.
  • He was president of the White House Correspondents Association from 2006 to 2007. In 2019, he was named to the Pennsylvania Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Flashback: Last year, C-SPAN placed Scully on administrative leave after he lied about his Twitter account being hacked. Scully was set to moderate the second presidential debate before it was canceled.

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