Anthony Collings, MA
For thirty-four years Tony Collings covered major U.S. and world stories as a national and foreign correspondent. He was a Wall Street Journal reporter in New York, an AP correspondent in Moscow, London and Bonn, a Newsweek bureau chief in Bonn and London, a CNN bureau chief in Rome and correspondent in Washington covering the White House, Congress, Pentagon, State Department, Justice, and other beats. He was part of a CNN team that won an Emmy Award for its coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing. He came to the University of Michigan in 1997 as a Visiting Professor of Journalism for two years and has remained at UM as a Lecturer IV in Communication Studies. He has also advised and trained many clients including Google, the UM School of Public Health, and the UM Health System as a media relations and public speaking consultant. He is the author of Words of Fire, a non-fiction book about courageous journalists, and Welcome to Tripoli, a memoir scheduled for publication next spring.