18 Facts About Amanda Bennett


Amanda Bennett was born on July 9,1952 and is an American journalist and author.


Amanda Bennett was the director of Voice of America from 2016 to 2020, and the current CEO of US Agency for Global Media.


Amanda Bennett formerly edited The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Lexington Herald-Leader.


Amanda Bennett graduated with a degree in English language and literature from Harvard College in 1975, where she was an editor on The Harvard Crimson.


Amanda Bennett's journalism career began at the Harvard Crimson, where she was an editor.


Amanda Bennett had a 23-year career with The Wall Street Journal, which included reporting stints in Toronto, Detroit, Washington, DC and three years as bureau chief in Atlanta.


Amanda Bennett led the Oregonian in an investigation of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that won the paper the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.


In November 2006, Amanda Bennett stepped down as the Inquirers editor.


Amanda Bennett was a co-founder, with journalist Lisa Kassenaar, of Bloomberg News' Women's project.


Amanda Bennett has been a freelance journalist and public speaker, and she has spoken at TED on journalism and end-of-life care.


In mid-June 2020, as the Trump administration replaced VOA's parent agency director with conservative filmmaker Michael Pack, Amanda Bennett announced her resignation.


Amanda Bennett was on the board of the Loeb Awards; the board of the Fund for Investigative Journalism; she was a board member of Axis Philly, a nonprofit online Philadelphia news site.


Amanda Bennett is on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists.


Amanda Bennett is a trustee of the German Marshall Fund.


Amanda Bennett is on the advisory board of the Neiman Fellowship program at Harvard University and is an advisory board member at the Philip Merrill Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.


Amanda Bennett is currently a Lenfest Institute for Journalism Board Manager.


Amanda Bennett has two children with her late husband, Terence Foley, and four step-children with her husband, Donald E Graham, whom she married on June 30,2012.


Amanda Bennett shared the Prize for national reporting with her Wall Street Journal colleagues, and in 2001 led a team from The Oregonian to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.