Jerry Norton, Director, The National Journalism Center
Jerry Norton brings extensive journalism experience to his position as the Executive Director of the National Journalism Center. He has been a Reuters bureau chief in Indonesia and Singapore, its news editor in Japan, and an editor for it in Hong Kong and Singapore. He traveled on assignments for Reuters to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, East Timor, the Philippines and various other countries.
Prior to his career of more than 25 years with Reuters, Norton was the business editor of Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper; worked in Asia, London and the U.S. for another news agency; was vice president and managing editor of Phillips Publishing; and edited the New Guard magazine.
An Oregon native, Norton graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon Honors College. After service in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, where he won a Purple Heart and other decorations, he attended Columbia University, earning a master's degree from its Graduate School of Journalism.
Norton served on the board of Young Americans for Freedom in college and after, as well as working on its staff as college chapter and publications director. He is a member of the Philadelphia Society and was twice the president of the Singapore Foreign Correspondents Association.
He lives in Washington's Maryland suburbs with his wife Kim Thoa. They have one son.