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Juan Williams

Juan WilliamsBorn: 10-Apr-1954
Birthplace: Colón, Panama

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Pundit, Radio Personality

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fox News commentator

Juan Williams was a long-time reporter for the Washington Post who left that paper in 1999 to host National Public Radio's daily radio chat program, Talk of the Nation. He later became a successful author and worked as a centrist political analyst for NPR and Fox News. He was fired by NPR in 2010 after making this seemingly unremarkable statement, which the radio network deemed anti-Muslim bigotry:

"... But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous." ...
The day after his termination at NPR, it was announced that Williams had signed a $2M contract for an expanded role at Fox News.

Father: Roger (athletic trainer)
Mother: Alma (seamstress)
Wife: Susan Delise (m. 1-Jul-1978, two children)
Son: Antonio Williams

    High School: Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie, NY (1972)
    University: BA Philosophy, Haverford College (1976)

    National Public Radio National Correspondent (2001-10)
    National Public Radio Host, Talk of the Nation (1999-2001)
    The Washington Post (1976-99)
    Brookings Institution
    Emmy

    TELEVISION
    Fox News Sunday Panelist (2010-)
    The O'Reilly Factor
    Fox News Channel Commentator (1997-)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Resolved (23-Jun-2007)

Author of books:
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (1987, history)
Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary (1998, biography)
This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience (2003, history)
I'll Find a Way or Make One: A Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2004, nonfiction)
My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience (2004, nonfiction)
Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-end Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America -- and What We Can Do About It (2006, social studies)
Black Farmers in America (2006., photography)
Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate (2011, politics)


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