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Jim McGlinchy


Jim McGlinchy was named Washington, D.C. Deputy Bureau Chief, CBS News, in September 2007. In that position, he is involved in all aspects of the newsgathering and management of that bureau, CBS News' largest, and represents CBS News for all Network pool activities.

McGlinchy had been the senior producer in Washington for the CBS Evenign News (1996-2007), responsible for planning, producing and overseeing the broadcast's coverage of Washington, as well as many other big, breaking domestic stories. In that role, he not only headed CBS News' Emmy Award-winning coverage of the Washington sniper story, but coordinated and oversaw coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings and Hurricane Katrina. For the latter, McGlinchy spent nearly a month--from just before the storm hit until well into the aftermath--in New Orleans. In Washington, he traveled with four presidents, from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, and covered the Clinton impeachment, the 2000 Florida election controversy and the second Gulf War.

Before that, McGlinchy was the White House producer for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather (1993-96), working primarily with correspondent Rita Braver and covering Bill Clinton's first term. He was the Pentagon producer (1989-93), working with correspondent David Martin, during the first Gulf War, and traveled to Northern Iraq as the Army went in to save the Kurds from Saddam Hussein and to the U.S.S.R. to cover the collapse of the Soviet army as the U.S.S.R. disintegrated.

He was a senior producer (1987-89) for CBS This Morning and a producer for the CBS Mornign News (1987-84), covering the White House during Reagan's second term and George H.W. Bush's first term, as well as several presidential summits and the first shuttle crash. McGlinchy also was an associate producer for Face The Nation(1980-82) under the legendary producer Joan Barone and a desk assistant on the news desk and for Newsnet (now Newspath) when he moved to the Washington bureau (1978-80).

McGlinchy was an associate producer for Newsnet (1975-78) and a clerk for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkie (1974-75) in New York after joining CBS News in 1973 as a desk assistant at CBS Radio News.

He was born in Teaneck, N.J. McGlinchy was graduated from St. Peter's College in 1973 with a degree in English. He lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife. They have three children.

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