Harvard’s Shorenstein Center Taps Setti Warren as Executive Director
Former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren has been named Executive Director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Warren served as the first Black Mayor of Newton, MA for nine years until announcing his bid for Governor of Massachusetts. But, he dropped out of the race for Governor earlier this year, citing fundraising challenges. He attended Boston College where he was elected Student Body President. He held numerous positions in the Clinton White House from 1997-2000 and later enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 2003. Around the same time, he joined the presidential campaign of John Kerry, where he was his trip director. After the election, Warren became Deputy Director of Kerry's Massachusetts office and later completed law school at Suffolk University in 2006. In the past year, the Shorenstein Center has expanded to include new research initiatives on news quality, platform accountability and misinformation, news equity, and sustainable business models for news. Warren will begin in his new position July 9th. More here.