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Delia M. Rios

Delia M. Rios has been a reporter for nearly 25 years, and has worked for the San Jose Mercury NewsDallas Morning News and Newhouse News Service, the national wire service for Newhouse Newspapers. 

As a national correspondent for Newhouse News Service, she created and covered a beat called The American Identity, which was developed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to explore who we are as Americans. Her expertise includes the presidency, and she covered the White House for Newhouse in 2005. She has lectured on the American Identity at New York University and at Penn State University. Delia served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2006 and helped judge the national reporting category. She has won a National Headliner award and has been recognized for outstanding writing by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.


After the President’s inspiring speech, Soviet leaders were left to wonder: Was Kennedy a peacemaker or aggressor? Anticipating a West German tour that on June 26, 1963, would take him to Berlin, President John F. Kennedy expressed worry. Charles de Gaulle had recently gone to Germany and won wide…