Juan Williams

Biography

Juan Williams, one of America’s leading political commentators and writers, is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Enough – The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America – What We Can Do About It. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed biography: Thurgood Marshall - American Revolutionary and the nonfiction bestseller Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, companion volume to the critically-acclaimed television series. Another recent book is I’ll Find A Way or Make One, a tribute to historically black colleges and universities. He is also the author of This Far by Faith – Stories from the African American Religious Experience. This book is the basis for a six-part Public Broadcasting TV documentary that aired in June of 2003. In 2004, he released My Soul Looks Back In Wonder – Voices of the Civil Rights Experience.

When not writing bestsellers, Williams is the Senior Correspondent for National Public Radio and Political Analyst for the Fox News Channel. He is a regular panelist on the weekly news affair program Fox News Sunday. Mr. Williams began his professional journalism career at The Washington Post. In a 23-year-career at the Post he has served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist and White House correspondent and national correspondent. He has won several awards for investigative journalism and his opinion columns. He also won an Emmy Award for TV documentary writing and won wide-spread critical acclaim for a series of documentaries including “Politics - The New Black Power”. His documentary on A. Phillip Randolph was featured on PBS. Articles by Williams have appeared in magazines ranging from Newsweek, Fortune and The Atlantic Monthly to Ebony, Gentlemen’s Quarterly and The New Republic.

Williams spent 18 highly successful months as host of NPR’s afternoon talk show, Talk of the Nation, taking the show to its highest rating ever. For nine years, he was the host for the syndicated TV news show, America’s Black Forum. He has also appeared on numerous television programs, including “Nightline,” “Washington Week in Review,” “Inside Washington,” “Arsenio,” “Oprah,” CNN’s “Crossfire”[where he frequently served as co-host] and “Capitol Gang Sunday.” He was featured as a commentator in ESPN’s award-winning series on top athletes of the last 100 years, Sports Century.

He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and three children.