About Our Guest

Bob Gibson is a 1972 graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. in government and foreign affairs. After serving as news director of WCHV radio, he joined The Daily Progress in August 1976 and has held a number of positions with the newspaper. He began his career covering police and local courts and has covered state and local politics and government. He was named city editor in 1982 and later special projects editor in 1992 when he wrote a series about racial disparities and justice in local courts.

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Program Transcript

Jan Paynter: Hello… I’m Jan Paynter and I would like to welcome you again to our program Politics Matters.

Our guest today is Bob Gibson, Executive Director of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

Bob Gibson is a graduate from the University of Virginia and grew up in Arlington County. In 1972 he graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. degree in Government and Foreign Affairs. Before coming to Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership in March of 2008, Bob Gibson was a political writer, columnist and editor at the Charlottesville Daily Progress for 30 years, where he specialized in covering local, state, and national politics.

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