ISS Board Member Don Senise and Gov. George Ryan pose with journalist Georgie Anne Geyer of Chicago.
For more than 30 years, Georgie Anne Geyer has delivered distinctive foreign commentary from an impressive variety of foreign fronts. A native of the southwest side of Chicago, Geyer is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. Upon graduation she accepted a Fulbright Scholarship to study modern history in Vienna. She then worked as a reporter for Chicago's Southtown Economist, before joining the Chicago Daily News. She was a correspondent in Latin America and foreign correspondent for the Chicago newspaper before going on to the Los Angeles Times as a syndicated columnist on international, domestic and women's affairs. Based in Washington D.C., she is the author of books on Latin America, Russia, and the Middle East; and a commentator on public television's "Washington Week in Review" and the "Voice of America." Her interview fist includes Fidel Castro, Juan Peron, Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, Yassar Arafat, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Geyer was inducted into the Gridiron Club, the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, and the Society of Professional Journalists and will be inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame .in June, 2001. She is a recipient of the Northwestern University Alumni Award and holds twenty-one honorary degrees from various learning institutions across the county including Northwestern University, Lake Forest College and Loyola University.Ý A television program based on her biography of Fidel Castro premiered on Showtime in April 2001.