Steven A. Holmes

Steven Holmes is a member of the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors. Meet the rest of the Board.

Steven A. Holmes, a veteran journalist with more than 40 years in the business, recently retired as Executive Director of Standards and Practices at CNN. He has also been national domestic policy editor at The Washington Post and reporter and editor at The New York Times where he was part of a team awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for reporting on race relations in America.

He is the author of “Ron Brown: An Uncommon Life,” a biography of the former commerce secretary and Chairman of the Democratic Party who died while working in the Clinton Administration. He put himself through college by driving a New York City taxicab at night, and still insists that this was the second best job he’s ever had.