European Economic Correspondent
Jay Branegan became TIME's European economic correspondent in 1993. From his base in Brussels, he monitors the activities of the European Union, as well as financial and business developments around the continent.
Branegan joined Time Inc. in 1981 as a correspondent in TIME's Chicago bureau. In 1982 he moved to the magazine's Washington bureau, where he served as national economic correspondent.
In July 1987, he became the Hong Kong bureau correspondent, responsible for most of Southeast Asia, from Taiwan and the Philippines to Thailand and Indonesia. Branegan covered the August 1987 coup in Manila, the death of President Chiang Ching-Kuo of Taiwan and the lifting of martial law in Tibet. He has also reported on economic developments in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, and written about the social impact of the region's rapid growth. Branegan contributed to the May 10, 1993 issue of TIME "Special Issue on China".
Born June 6, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Branegan earned a Bachelor's degree in physics and philosophy form Cornell University in 1972, and a Master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1973. Prior to joining the staff of TIME, he worked as a reporter at the Chicago Today newspaper, from 1973-1974, and at the Chicago Tribune from 1974-1981. During his Chicago Tribune stint, he shared a 1976 Pulitzer prize for investigative reporting.
The Dallas Morning News
HOMETOWN: Born in New York City; Living in Washington, D.C., since 1963.
EDUCATION/CAREER TRACK: B.A. with honors in government from Cornell University, Phi Beta Kappa; M.S. with honors in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Staff Writer, The Associated Press, in New Orleans, New York and Washington, 1960-72; chief political writer for AP, 1972-75; Washington correspondent, The Sun (Baltimore), 1976-81; Washington bureau chief, The Dallas Morning News, 1981-present.
MOST UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE ON THE JOB: Interviewing and covering six presidents (Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush) and nine vice presidents (Humphrey, Agnew, Ford, Rockefeller, Mondale, Bush, Quayle, Gore, Cheney). Being accused by aides to two presidential candidates (Humphrey and McGovern) of costing them the election because of stories I wrote. Visiting 70 countries, most of them with presidents or vice presidents.
SOMETHING PEOPLE DONíT KNOW ABOUT ME: My most prized possession is a baseball autographed by Joe DiMaggio that I "caught" at Yankee Stadium when I was 10.
IF I HAD TWO SPARE HOURS, I WOULD: Go ice skating.
OUTSIDE OF THE NEWS, MY FAVORITE COMMENTATORS ARE: Al
Thomas A. Smith
Professor of Law
A.B. 1979, Cornell University; B.A. 1981, Oxford University; J.D. 1984, Yale University
Professor Smith was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where he studied philosophy and economics, and was notes and topics editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and taught law at the University of Colorado and the University of California, Davis, before accepting a position as senior counsel and economist on President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisors. He then practiced with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., before returning to academia at USD in 1992. He teaches and writes in the areas of corporations, contracts, bankruptcy, and law and economics. His publications include "The Efficient Norm for Corporate Law" (Michigan Law Review), "A Capital Markets Approach to Mass Torts Bankruptcy" (Yale Law Journal), Institutions and Entrepreneurs in American Corporate Finance (West Publishing) and (with J. G. Sidak) "Four Faces of the Item Veto" (Northwestern University Law Review).
Aric Press, Editorial Director, American Lawyer Media
In January 1998, Aric
Press became Editorial Director for American Lawyer Media and its entire
portfolio of publications. He joined ALM from Newsweek, where he had worked for
nearly 19 years. For the last ten, Mr. Press had been a senior editor in charge
of Newsweek's coverage of education, law, news media, religion, science and
sports. This was a broad assignment that included responsibility for subjects
ranging from the latest developments in cancer research, to coverage of the
Branch Davidians and the O.J. Simpson trial. Before becoming an editor, he was
Newsweek's justice writer for nine years.
A native of Cleveland, Mr. Press is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University Law School.