May 22, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Prepare to journey behind the scenes of America’s power hub as we sit down with the remarkable Michael Collins, once a reporter for the Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post and now USA Today’s White House correspondent.

In this engaging expert panel discussion, we’ll delve into the inner workings of the White House press room, uncovering the intricate dance of reporters, officials, and the President. Gain insights into the highs and lows of traveling with the Commander-in-Chief and breaking world-changing news.

Hailing from Whitesburg, Kentucky, Michael’s journey to the heart of political journalism – covering one presidential funeral, two papal visits, six inaugurations, and 15 White House Correspondent Dinners, as well as riding on Air Force One eight times and taking 55 (and counting) COVID tests – is an inspiring tale in itself.

Join us for an enlightening evening as we unravel the stories behind the headlines and the incredible career of a journalist who brings the White House to the world.


Featured Panelist

  • Michael Collins, USA Today White House correspondent


Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3412 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220


$10 in advance, $12 at the door

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Scripps Howard Fund

Drs. Patricia Klein and Reid Hartmann

Michael Collins is a White House correspondent for USA Today. He has been a Washington-based reporter for over 20 years, first with Scripps Howard News Service, where he covered Congress and other issues for Scripps’ papers in Ohio, Kentucky, California, and Tennessee. He has been with USA Today for eight years and covered the White House for the past five years. As a White House correspondent, he has reported from France, Italy, Poland, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Before arriving in the nation’s capital, Collins was a reporter for The Cincinnati Post and its sister paper, The Kentucky Post in Covington. He spent five years in Frankfort, Ky., as The Kentucky Post’s state capital bureau chief, where he covered the governor and the legislature. He also served as night city editor and editorial writer. A native of Whitesburg, Ky., he is a 1984 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and served as editor of the student newspaper, the College Heights Herald. He is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2019 College Heights Herald Award for outstanding contributions in journalism.