GEOFF BENNETT ‘02
“Geoff Bennett covers Congress for NPR.
He also guest hosts C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” — a live, three-hour news and public affairs program.
Geoff previously covered national politics for NY1 News in New York City and 18 other Time Warner-owned cable TV news stations across the country.
During the 2016 election, Geoff co-moderated a debate in the race for New York’s 24th congressional district, the top swing district in the nation.
In June 2016, his interview with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made national headlines after Mc- Connell called into question Donald Trump’s credibility as a presidential candidate.
Months earlier, Geoff scored an exclusive interview with the famed attorney advising Apple during its standoff with the Justice Department over iPhone access.
In December 2015, Geoff was the first to report that House leaders ended their stalemate over funding health care for 9/11 responders and that the legislation, known as the Zadroga Act, would be included in a crucial spending bill approved by Congress.
His in-depth coverage of the 2014 North Carolina Senate race included a rare, exclusive interview with former Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole.
Geoff was previously editor of NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” where he was responsible for shaping the content and scope of the nationally broadcast, two-hour morning newsmagazine. During the 2010 midterm and 2012 presidential elections, he helped guide the program’s political coverage throughout the election cycles.
Geoff has also helped media organizations discover new points of connection to their audiences.
At ABC News, for instance, he was part of a small team that introduced new approaches to online video and social engagement. Later, at NPR’s Los Angeles bureau, Geoff redeveloped an existing radio program to in- clude a robust digital community.
He co-founded and later sold a successful consulting firm that provides digital media solutions to a range of media and business clients.
Geoff is an honors graduate of Morehouse College. He and his wife, Beth, live in northern Virginia with their young son.