Greg Schmidt

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Greg Schmidt "moved to Washington DC from Denver, Colorado, in 1966, when he was 16 and graduated from Wilson High School in the District. He then attended Swarthmore College, where he majored in economics and political science, and Stanford Law School. Between college and law school, he worked as a general assignment reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and after law school worked at the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco as a court law clerk and Deputy Supervising Staff Attorney. Returning to the District, he spent 15 years as an associate and then partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling specializing in media law. For the last ten years, he has held the position of Vice President New Development & General Counsel of LIN Television Corporation, which owns or operates 30 broadcast television stations across the country.

"He and his wife, Jennifer Lyman, a criminal defense attorney and professor of clinical law at the George Washington University Law School, live in Chevy Chase DC. They have two children, Jordan, 21, and Owen, 18, both of whom graduated from the Washington International School (WIS). Greg has been on the Board at WIS for the past seven years, the last two as Chair. He also serves on the boards of the Media Institute, the National Press Foundation and the ABA Forum Committee on Communications." [1]

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  1. Directors, Tregaron Conservancy , accessed April 19, 2008.