David Lawsky

David Lawsky was with Reuters for 22 years in Washington, Brussels and San Francisco. He covered Silicon Valley in San Francisco and competition in Brussels and Washington. In Washington, David also covered Capitol Hill, the Justice Department and presidential elections. Earlier, he was press secretary to Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Washington editor at National Public Radio, taught journalism part time at the University of Maryland and was on the Board of Governors of the National Press Club. David holds a Master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s in English from San Francisco State College. David is a citizen of both the US and Belgium.

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