Fournier, Ron

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Fournier, Ron

PERSONAL: Born in Detroit, MI; married; wife’s name Lori; children: three. Education: University of Detroit, graduated.

ADDRESSES: Home— Arlington, VA. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs, AR, reporter, 1985-87;Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, reporter, 1987-89; Associated Press, 1989—, Washington correspondent, 1992—, chief political writer.

AWARDS, HONORS: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Society of Professional Journalists, for coverage of the 2000 presidential election; three-time winner of the Merriman Smith Award, White House Correspondents Association.

WRITINGS

(With Douglas B. Sosnik and Matthew J. Dowd) Applebee’s America: How Successful Political, Business, and Religious Leaders Connect with the New American Community, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS: For Sidelights, see CA entry on Matthew J. Dowd.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES

PERIODICALS

American Prospect, October, 2006, E.J. Dionne, Jr., review of Applebee’s America: How Successful Political, Business, and Religious Leaders Connect with the New American Community, p. 52.

Booklist, September 15, 2006, Vanessa Bush, review of Applebee’s America, p. 13.

Library Journal, September 1, 2006, Carol J. Elsen, review of Applebee’s America, p. 158.

Publishers Weekly, July 24, 2006, review of Applebee’s America, p. 52.

San Francisco Chronicle, September 18, 2006, Austin Considine, review of Applebee’s America.

Washington Post, September 12, 2006, Amy Goldstein, review of Applebee’s America, p. A21.

ONLINE

Applebee’s America Web site, http://www.applebeesamerica.com (January 11, 2007).

Think and Ask, http://www.thinkandask.com/ (September 3, 2006), review of Applebee’s America.*