Jon Meacham is the Executive Editor at Random House and Contributing Editor at TIME. He is also a presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author. His books include, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Before working for Random House, Meacham was an editor of The Washington Monthly and the Managing Editor of Newsweek.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the executive board of the Society of American Historians, Meacham is a regular guest on “Morning Joe” and also occasionally appears on “Meet the Press,” “Charlie Rose,” and other broadcasts. He is editor-at-large of WNET Public Media, New York’s public television station.
He is a former member of the Board of Trustees and of the Board of Regents of The University of the South, and currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University. Meacham also serves on the Vestry of Trinity Church Wall Street and the Leadership Council of the Harvard Divinity School. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University in 2005 and also holds five other honorary doctorates.