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WSJ political reporter Carol Lee’s upcoming appearance at Eckerd College has been cancelled

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Wall Street Journal reporter Carol E. Lee, one of the top political journalists in Washington who covers the White House, has canceled her upcoming appearance at Eckerd College scheduled for November 9.

Lee, who currently serves as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association for the 2015-2016 year, was also scheduled to present the “Eckerd College Journeys in Journalism Prizes” to students from Melrose Elementary, John’s Hopkins Middle School and Lakewood High School before her speech.

Eckerd spokesman Tom Sherberger says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be visiting the White House on November 9, precluding Lee from leaving Washington. However, she will be able to travel to Florida to meet with the Pinellas County journalism students on the following day.

Lee previously worked at the Sarasota-Herald Tribune before moving to Washington with the Journal in 2008.


Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at [email protected]

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