Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer (born April 4, 1936) is an American journalist who writes a column for Truthdig which is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate in publications such as The Huffington Post and The Nation. He teaches communication as a professor at the University of Southern California and co-hosts the weekly political radio program “Left, Right & Center” on KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, Calif. Scheer is Editor in Chief for the Webby Award-winning online magazine Truthdig. Robert Scheer was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City. His mother Ida Kuran was a Russian Jew, and his father Frederick Scheer was a Protestant native of Germany; both worked in the garment industry. Robert graduated from Morris High School in the Bronx. After graduating from City College of New York with a degree in economics, he studied as a fellow at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and then did further economics graduate work at the Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley. Scheer has also been a Poynter fellow at Yale University, and was a fellow in arms control at Stanford, the same post once held by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.


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