Ron Nessen is Journalist in Residence at The Brookings Institution. From 1974 to 1976, he served as press secretary to President Gerald Ford. Prior to that position, Nessen completed five tours as an NBC war correspondent in Vietnam and later served as NBC News White House correspondent during the Johnson administration. He was corporate vice president for news at Westwood One, Inc., where he managed the news departments of the Mutual Broadcasting System and NBC Radio Network, and executive vice president and managing director of the Washington Office for Marston and Rothenberg Public Affairs. Nessen is the author of several books, including It Sure Looks Different From the Inside (1978); The First Lady (1979); and The Hour (1984). He is a frequent commentator for MarketPlace, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel. His articles, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared in Newsweek, the Washington Post, Newsday, Broadcasting, Today's Health, Media People, TV Guide, and other publications.