The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that NPR national political correspondent and Fox News Contributor Mara Liasson will headline the Chamber’s 133rd Annual Gala dinner on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. In addition, comedian James Cunningham, host of the popular “Eat St.” television show on the Cooking Channel and the Food Network, will emcee the event.
Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. She served as the White House correspondent during all eight years of the Clinton administration, has covered all the presidential elections since 1992, and reports on Senate and House races every election year. As NPR’s national political correspondent, her reports can be heard on the award-winning newsmagazines “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition”. Liasson joined FOX in 1997 and serves as a panelist on “Special Report with Brett Baier” and “FOX News Sunday”, Fox’s public affairs program that airs nationwide each Sunday morning.
Liasson has received numerous awards and honors for her reporting, including the White House Correspondents' “Association Merriman Smith Award” in 1994, 1995 and 1997 for excellence in daily news reporting. Liasson received a Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism and earned her bachelor's degree from Brown University.