NPR's Ron Elving Comes to Fort Wayne Aug. 30

Ron Elving: Information and Tickets


89.1 WBOI brings NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving to Fort Wayne on Thursday, August 30 at 7pm at Sweetwater.


Tickets are $30.


Ron will discuss and take questions about the state of politics and the political discourse in the US. Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent, calls Ron “a national treasure."

NPR's Ron Elving

"He brings such deep knowledge about our political system and American political history and yet none of the calcified cynicism that usually takes hold after a few years covering Congress and the President. It makes me happy every time we sit down in the studio because I know he’s going to surprise me, make me laugh and make us all smarter,” Keith said.



Buy tickets here or at the door at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. 30, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Tickets are $30

More about Ron Elving:

Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for

He was previously the political editor for USA Today and for Congressional Quarterly. He has been a Distinguished Visiting Professional in Residence at American University, where he is now an adjunct professor. In this role, Elving received American University's 2016 University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment. He has also taught at George Mason and Georgetown University.

He has been published by the Brookings Institution and the American Political Science Association. He has contributed chapters on Obama and the media and on the media role in Congress to the academic studies Obama in Office 2011, and Rivals for Power, 2013. Ron's earlier book, Conflict and Compromise: How Congress Makes the Law, was published by Simon & Schuster and is also a Touchstone paperback.

During his tenure as the manager of NPR's Washington coverage, NPR reporters were awarded every major recognition available in radio journalism, including the Dirksen Award for Congressional Reporting and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

In 2008, the American Political Science Association awarded NPR the Carey McWilliams Award "in recognition of a major contribution to the understanding of political science."

Ron came to Washington in 1984 as a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association and worked for two years as a staff member in the House and Senate. Previously, he had been state capital bureau chief for The Milwaukee Journal.

He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and master's degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of California – Berkeley.