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John Merrow

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Spouse(s)  Joan Lonergan ()
Name  John Merrow

Role  Broadcaster
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Full Name  John G. G. Merrow II
Born  June 14, 1941 (age 74) (1941-06-14) Summit, NJ, USA
Occupation  Journalist, news anchor, author
Notable credit(s)  The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Books  Choosing Excellence: "good Enough" Schools are Not Good Enough
Movies and TV shows  PBS NewsHour, The Merrow Report
Education  Dartmouth College, Indiana University Bloomington, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Nominations  News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Similar People  Jim Lehrer, Robert MacNeil, B J Fogg, Stephen Talbot
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Organizations founded  Learning Matters

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John Merrow (born June 14, 1941) is an American broadcast journalist who has reported on education issues since the 1970s. He serves as the education correspondent for the PBS NewsHour program. These features - often under the umbrella heading of "The Merrow Report" - have become a staple of education reporting on public broadcasting. Additionally, he is currently the executive producer, host and president of Learning Matters, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that creates television, radio and online segments and documentaries, focusing primarily on education.

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Merrow earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1964, and received an M.A. degree in American Studies from Indiana University in 1968. In 1973, Merrow graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a doctorate in Education and Social Policy. He began his career as an education reporter in 1974, when National Public Radio began airing his first investigative reports on the nation's schools. Merrow quickly developed a devoted following with his program "Options In Education," which aired for eight years. The weekly radio broadcast received the prestigious George Polk Award in 1981.

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Merrow later produced a seven-part television series for PBS along the same lines, entitled "Your Children, Our Children." This program received an Emmy nomination in 1984. He also served as education correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour for five years (1985–1990), and briefly occupied a similar position with The Learning Channel before returning to the PBS program in 1993.

In 1995, Merrow established Learning Matters, which produces his NewsHour reports, along with other media content. In 1998, he created Listen Up! - a project which trains disadvantaged youth and their teachers in broadcast production skills and techniques. He received the George Foster Peabody Award in 2001 for "School Sleuth: The Case of an Excellent School," and won a second Peabody Award for Listen Up's production, "Beyond Borders," in 2006. In 2005 and 2007, Learning Matters' programming received Emmy nominations. In 2012, Merrow was honored with the prestigious Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. Merrow is also a published book author: he wrote "Choosing Excellence" (2001), "Below C Level" (2010), and "The Influence of Teachers" (2011). He also co-edited, with Richard Hersh, "Declining by Degrees" (2005).

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