Stephen Hayes to Deliver 30th Annual Marcon Lecture

by Tom McNamara | Mar 28, 2013

Stephen F. Hayes will deliver the 30th Annual Marcon Lecture on April 11

Stephen F. Hayes, senior writer at the Weekly Standard and a FOX News contributor, will deliver the 30th Annual Frank L. Marcon Lecture at DeSales University at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Billera Hall. The public event will be followed by an audience Q&A.

The event is open to the public free of charge, but tickets are required. For tickets, call 610-282-1100, ext. 1364.

Hayes reported extensively on the 2012 presidential elections from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and many other key Republican primary states. He has interviewed many Republican powerhouses, including Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Mitch Daniels, Rob Portman, John Thune, Tim Pawlenty, and others.

He is the author of two New York Times best sellers: The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America and Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President.

His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Reason, National Review, and many other publications. Hayes has written extensively about national politics, international affairs, and the country’s current political leadership. 

Hayes is a regular member of the “FOX News All Stars” on Special Report with Bret Baier and a frequent panelist on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Before joining FOX, Hayes was part of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television,” which won a Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2008 elections.

Other media appearances have included: NPR’s Talk of the Nation, TODAY, Good Morning America, Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Hardball with Chris Matthews, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Hayes is a native of Wauwatosa, Wis., and a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He studied public policy at Georgetown University and received a master of science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He previously worked as a senior writer at National Journal’s Hotline and as director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University.

He lives near Annapolis, Md., with his wife, three children, and their black lab.

The Marcon Lecture series is in memory of Frank L. Marcon, a prominent area business who served as a DeSales University trustee from 1966 until his death in 1982. Previous speakers have included Charlie Rose, Tim Russert. Mark Shields, Paul Gigot, Helen Thomas, Bob Arnot, Peggy Noonan, Tucker Carlson, William Kristol, Frank Deford, Larry Kane, Lisa Myers, Billy Packer, Jonathan Alter, Ann Compton, and Katty Kay.


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Tom McNamara
Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University
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