The State of the Union: President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

Date(s) - 05/04/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Maggiano's Banquets

Hosted by
City Club of Chicago

The State of the Union: President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

Monica Davey, John McCormick, and Kristen McQueary

City Club of Chicago

Thursday, May 4, 2017
11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon

Kristen McQueary

Kristen McQueary is an Editorial Board Member of the Chicago Tribune. Her areas of focus include government, politics, education, and candidate endorsements.

Before joining the Tribune in 2012, McQueary wrote a political column for the Sun-Times News Group’s SouthtownStar and covered the statehouse for Chicago Public Radio and the Chicago News Cooperative, which published in The New York Times. McQueary is a former President of the Chicago Headline Club and also previously worked for the Peoria Journal Star.

A native of Rockford, McQueary earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Springfield.

John McCormick

John McCormick is a Political Reporter for Bloomberg News. McCormick covered his fifth presidential campaign in 2016, focusing on polling, political advertising, and the nomination process.

In 2008, he traveled to roughly 40 states with Barack Obama and four years later he visited dozens with Mitt Romney, giving him on-the-plane experience with both a Democratic and Republican presidential nominee.

Before joining Bloomberg News in 2009, McCormick was a Reporter at the Chicago Tribune, where he did investigative and project reporting, and covered major news stories in Chicago and across the Midwest. Prior to joining the Tribune in 2002, McCormick worked at The Des Moines Register, where he initially worked as a business reporter before becoming the paper’s first computer-assisted reporting coordinator. He also helped cover the 2000 Iowa Caucuses and was one of two Iowa Poll writers.

McCormick was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota).

Monica Davey

Monica Davey is the Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She works in a dual role as an editor and reporter based in Chicago, a bureau that covers 11 states in the Midwest.

Davey has worked at The Times since 2003. She has covered street violence and police conduct in Chicago, the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy in Detroit, and the water crisis in Flint. She has written about the fast-changing political landscape across the Midwest; shifts in farming, oil, labor unions, and factories; and the demise of more than a few Illinois politicians.

Davey, a Chicago native, previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), The Roanoke Times and the City News Bureau of Chicago. She received a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Brown University.


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