John Dancy


During a break from foreign activity, Dancy covered the 1992 general election campaigns, an assignment that included extensive travel with presidential candidate Bill Clinton.

Dancy also anchored NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, and NBC's News at Sunrise before retiring as the most senior correspondent.

Over the years, he has earned numerous awards, including the Everett McKinley Dirksen Prize in 1987, the country's most prestigious award for coverage of Congress. He is also the recipient of four National Emmys.

In his role at BYU, Dancy helps recruit international students and scholars to BYU for the communications program and lecture series. He also helps prepare a bi-annual PBS production designed to help outsiders understand how reporters do their jobs. In addition to these International Media Studies activities, Dancy teaches classes on how media systems differ internationally. John Dancy joined the Department of Communications as a visiting professor and also serves as the interim director for International Media Studies.

Dancy retired after 30 years at NBC News, and, since that time, he has spent his time with next generation of broadcast journalists.

Although retired from NBC, teaching is not the only thing that keeps Dancy busy. He serves as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense. Among other things, he is a senior advisor to the National Security Study Group that determines the defense needs of the United States in the new century.

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