Cronkite News - Washington

The Cronkite News - Washington Bureau provides an intensive professional reporting experience for advanced Cronkite students pursuing a journalism degree.

Students spend a semester living in the nation’s capital, experiencing life as a reporter in one of the world’s most influential cities while reporting for the largest Arizona-based newsgathering operation in Washington, D.C. Longtime journalist and former Washington Times political reporter Steve Crane leads the program, which is offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Located three blocks from the White House, the Cronkite News - Washington Bureau reports across the city – from Congress to the Supreme Court and beyond – with a keen eye toward news and stories that impact Arizonans, whether it’s a new piece of legislation, protest or presidential pronouncement.

Cronkite News students work across digital, print and broadcast platforms to cover daily breaking news and develop investigative stories and packages published at Their content appears regularly in more than 30 professional news outlets statewide, and nationwide through an agreement with Tribune News Service. Broadcasts air on the award-winning weekday newscast carried on Arizona PBS that reaches more than 1.9 million homes across Arizona.


Undergraduate digital reporters: JMC 305, and JMC 301 or JMC 315

Graduate digital reporters: MCO 502

Undergraduate broadcast reporters: JMC 305, and JMC 330

Graduate broadcast reporters: MCO 502, and MCO 531


Steve Crane

Steve Crane

Director of Washington Operations, Professor of Practice