William J. Drummond’s career includes stints at The (Louisville) Courier-Journal, where he covered the civil rights movement, and the Los Angeles Times, where he was a local reporter, then bureau chief in New Delhi and Jerusalem and later a Washington correspondent. Drummond was appointed a White House Fellow in 1976 by Gerald R. Ford, worked briefly for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and eventually became associate press secretary to President Jimmy Carter. In 1977 he joined NPR and became the founding editor of “Morning Edition.” Drummond has been honored with a National Press Club Foundation Award, the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Journalism Excellence, and the Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Black Condition from the National Association of Black Journalists. His research interest lies in incorporating stress-reduction techniques into journalism education. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
- Inmates’ Newspaper Covers a World Behind San Quentin’s Walls (NY Times - May 20, 2014)
- California's Urban Forests in Desert Settings (Soundprint - May 25, 2006)
- Equipping Journalists with Tools for Emotional Balance (Nieman Reports - July 1, 2004)
- The Haves and Have Nots (Marketplace Radio - May 21, 2003)
- Arc of Crisis (SoundPrint Radio - Sept. 1, 2002)
- Classroom Cool (SoundPrint Radio - Sept. 1, 2002)
- What We Teach (Graduate School of Journalism - May 1, 1999)