Ron Harris is an adjunct professor, managing editor of the Howard University News Service and an award-winning journalist with over 30 years of experience. Harris was an editor, editorial writer and national and congressional reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He also completed two tours for the newspaper covering the war in Iraq while embedded with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Previously, he worked at the Los Angeles Times as a metro reporter, assistant metro editor, national correspondent, columnist and foreign correspondent. Earlier, he was an associate editor with EBONY magazine. He also served as director of communications for Howard University and Howard University Hospital.