Posted on Mar 31, 2008

Neil A. Lewis ’68, a correspondent for The New York Times, will speak on campus Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. as part of The English Department’s Writers Return: The Alumni Writer Series.

The event will be held at Emerson Auditorium in the Taylor Music Center. A reception will follow. 

Lewis will also be speaking and taking questions about journalism at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 9, 12:30-2 p.m. in Humanities 115. 

Lewis has been a correspondent at The Times since 1985. He has covered presidential elections, the State Department, judicial nominations and legal affairs, and he broke the story about prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

He has reported on a number of major trials, the most recent being that of Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted in a CIA identity leak.

He is co-author, with fellow reporters Tim Weiner and David Johnston, of “Betrayal” (Random House, 1996), a book about Aldrich Ames, a CIA officer-turned-spy. The book has been called “The inside story of the biggest molehunt in the history of American intelligence.”

After graduation from Union, Lewis obtained an M.S.L. degree from Yale Law School. He has worked as a correspondent in England and South Africa for Reuters, the British-based news agency.

Those interested in attending Wednesday's luncheon are encouraged to contact English Prof. April Selley at