Thomas Hannon, Adjunct Faculty

Thomas Hannon was Political Director for the CNN News Group and led the network’s reporting on national politics from 1988 through 2006. He planned and directed CNN’s coverage of presidential primaries, debates, national conventions, general election campaigns and election nights. He was executive producer of Inside Politics and produced over 30 nationally televised presidential debates. He started the CNN-USA Today-Gallup Poll and worked with most major polling organizations. Hannon was Executive News Producer, Washington, DC for CNN from 1984 to 1988 and Senior Producer, CNN Washington, 1981 to 1984. Before joining CNN, he worked as a radio and TV news reporter, anchor, producer and assignment editor in small and major markets.