WASHINGTON— The Woodrow Wilson Center is pleased to announce that strategic communications executive and award-winning journalist Linda Roth has been named to the position of Vice President of External Relations.

“Linda brings precisely the skill sets and experience we need.  The Wilson Center produces excellent content, but we need her guidance on making it available to our key audiences – in Washington and around the world.  Linda’s detailed knowledge of social media is a special plus,” said Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman.

Before coming to the Wilson Center she was Wolf Blitzer's producer at CNN for more than a decade, relied upon to manage nearly every aspect of his editorial projects, trips and top newsmaker interviews. She served as the Supervising Producer on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” and as the Executive Producer of the network’s Sunday political talk show, “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer." During her career, she covered politics, international affairs, natural disasters and conflicts throughout the world.

“I am excited to join the Wilson Center and feel truly fortunate to be contributing to an organization so firmly committed to independent research and open dialogue. The Center’s impressive roster of scholars is one of the deepest benches of knowledge in Washington and I look forward to working with the Wilson team to expand our reach,” Roth said.

Roth counts Emmy, Peabody, and Headliner awards among her journalistic honors. She is listed on the U.S. State Department Fulbright Specialist Candidate Roster as an expert in communications and journalism. She speaks frequently on media literacy, ethics, and storytelling to professional journalists and students.

Roth holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Boston University.

Notes to editors:

1.         The Wilson Center provides a strictly nonpartisan space for the worlds of policymaking and scholarship to interact. By conducting relevant and timely research and promoting dialogue from all perspectives, it works to address the critical current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world.