Don Bohning

Don Bohning
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Don Bohning's Biography

Type Of Business:
Media Company
Marketing Area:
National
Expertise:
Mr. Bohning's expertise is in Caribbean studies.
Major Product/SVS:
Journalism
Hobbies/Sports:
Spending Time Outdoors
Education Degrees:
Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science, Dakota Wesleyan University (1955); Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Trade, American Institute for Foreign Trade, Phoenix; Coursework, University of Miami
Work History:
United States Army
Number Of Years In Profession:
49
Number Of Years In Current Position:
49
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to his upbringing.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession after gaining experience working for a local newspaper in South Dakota; following which he applied for a position at The Miami Herald.
Extended Bio Profile:
Mr. Bohning joined 'The Miami Herald' staff in 1959 as a reporter. Five years later, he became a foreign correspondent for the newspaper. Over the next 36 years, he reported from every independent country in the Western Hemisphere. This included covering the overthrowing of Salvador Allende by Augusto Pinochet in Chile, the 1978 Jonestown Massacre in Guyana and the United States invasion of Grenada in 1983. He has also written extensively about the Bay of Pigs and the attempts to remove Fidel Castro from power in Cuba. He retired in 2000 from The Miami Herald. He is the author of the book, 'The Castro Obsession, U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba from 1959 to 1965,' which was published in 2005. He is currently working on a second book related to Cuba.
Awards/Honors:
Pulitzer Prize for News Coverage of the Iran Contra (1987); Maria Moors Cabot Award, Columbia University (1974)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Mr. Bohning hopes to continue writing articles.
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