About Paul Brandus

 A speaker at seven presidential libraries, Paul has been a member of the White House press corps and White House Correspondents Association since 2008. He is a columnist for Dow Jones/MarketWatch, and Washington bureau chief for Evergreen Podcasts. He is the author of Countdown to Dallas, Jackie: From First Lady to Jackie O, and Under This Roof: A History of the White House and Presidency. He has also author of This Day in the Presidency and This Day in the U.S. Military, which detail significant events occurring on each day of the year. His podcasts include his ongoing series “Disinformation” and “Jackie: From First Lady to Jackie O,” a look at the often overlooked period between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s two marriages. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, PBS, CSPAN, the British Broadcasting Corp., Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and others, hosted a Voice of America global affairs program for three years and is a weekly contributor to Washington’s all-news WTOP Radio. 

Previously, Brandus spent five years based in Moscow, including working as a U.S. Embassy staffer and then foreign correspondent, primarily for NBC Radio and the award-winning public radio business/finance program “MarketPlace.” In addition to criss-crossing Russia for many years, he has reported from China, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and other locales. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Overseas Press Club of America, lectured at a variety of schools, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and served as Executive-in-Residence at Washington & Lee University. He is also an early stage venture capital investor and as an entrepreneur once purchased the Russian rights to the Super Bowl from the National Football League – becoming the first person to show the game in Russia.

Available Works

Countdown to Dallas

This Day in Presidential History

This Day in U.S. Military History

Under This Roof


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