Assistant to the President for Speechwriting
William McGurn is Assistant to the President for Speechwriting in the Bush Administration.
Prior to joining the White House, he was an executive in the office of the CEO at News Corp - and had a long career in journalism. Bill was the chief editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal, and worked for the Journal and other Dow Jones publications in Europe and Asia. He has written for a wide variety of publications, from Esquire and the New York Post to the Spectator of London and the National Catholic Register.
Bill is author of "Perfidious Albion: The Abandonment of Hong Kong 1997," and a monograph on terrorism. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in communications from Boston University.
Bill is married to the former Julie Hoffman, and they have three daughters: Grace, Maisie, and Lucy. They live in Arlington, Virginia.