William Keyes

Biography

Bill Keyes moved to Washington twenty-four years ago to participate in national politics and the public policy process. After working for a few years in staff positions on Capitol Hill, he served on President Ronald Reagan’s White House staff as a senior policy advisor. Later, he founded a national political action committee and a public affairs consulting business. In all of those capacities, he wrote op-ed columns, which were published in major newspapers all over the United States. He is the subject of many articles and opinion pieces, which appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post to Business Week. He also appeared on scores of radio and television programs, such as “Crossfire” on CNN, “Today” on NBC, the “CBS Morning News,” and the nationally syndicated “Charlie Rose Show.” Though he has never been a journalist, per se, he has had a substantial amount of experience around journalists. Today, Keyes takes advantage of these varied experiences while serving as executive director of the Institute on Political Journalism, a cooperative effort between The Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University. Keyes will begin studies toward a Ph.D. in Communication at Regent University this fall.