Washington, DC – The Bipartisan Policy Center is pleased to announce that Steve Scully, longtime C-SPAN anchor, will join BPC as senior vice president of communications on July 6. Scully will serve on the BPC senior leadership team and oversee a team of talented communications, marketing, and digital experts.
“For 30 years, C-SPAN has given me a front row seat to history, allowing me to explain politics and public policy to our loyal audience,” said incoming Vice President of Communications Steve Scully. “I am excited about my next chapter at the Bipartisan Policy Center to help shape that story as well. If ever there was a time where all sides need to reach across the aisle, it is now! I am honored that BPC will allow me to play a part in this important civic process.”
“In today’s cacophonous—and often caustic—media environment, it takes unique insight, relationships, and creativity to promote constructive conversation. There is simply no one better than Steve Scully to ensure that the Bipartisan Policy Center remains at the forefront of the national policy debate,” said BPC President Jason Grumet.
Scully has interviewed every president since Gerald Ford. In his three-decade career at C-SPAN, he has served as an editor, host, and producer of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal morning show and appears on C-SPAN’s podcast.
“Steve is a consummate professional, and we are thrilled that he is joining the BPC team,” said BPC Board Member Michael Steele. “Steve’s three decades of communications and political experience will be essential to guiding BPC at this critical moment for American democracy.”
“BPC’s core mission is focused on bringing together policy leaders and voices from across the political spectrum to advance solutions to the country’s challenges,” said BPC Action Board Member Kevin Madden. “Steve Scully has spent his entire career perfectly aligned with the exact same mission. Steve is the ideal professional, communicator, and leader who can help showcase BPC’s mission and the values the organization promotes through our work.”
In addition to his work at C-SPAN, Scully served as adjunct faculty at the University of California-DC Program, and completed his Terker Fellowship (2019-21) at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs last month.
Scully chaired the Jefferson Educational Society Global summit in his hometown of Erie, Pa. for the past 11 years. “Under Steve Scully’s impressive leadership, he has brought world-class leaders in their field to the Erie community,” said Dr. Ferki Ferati, president of the Jefferson Educational Society. The Jefferson Educational Society’s Global Summit has changed the trajectory of northwestern Pennsylvania because of his dedicated efforts to the mission of our non-partisan think tank. From presidents and first ladies, to leading authors, historians, journalists, and academic experts, Steve has single-handily brought them all to this yearly summit and literally put us on the map. In a further testament to his character, he has never forgotten his hometown, making our community proud at every level.”
Scully was president of the White House Correspondents Association from 2006 to 2007. In 2019, he was named to the Pennsylvania Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Scully earned his Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Arts in communications and political science from American University.