Dr. Anthony Fauci will address the New York Press Club as part of its ongoing Virtual Speaker Series – Friday, January 29 at 2pm ET. The conversation will be moderated by Steve Scott, morning news anchor at WCBS Newsradio 880 and chairman of the New York Press Club’s Freedom of the Press Committee.

Dr. Fauci will discuss the state of the pandemic – especially as it relates to the New York area – coverage by the media, the vaccination process and what the new administration in Washington will mean for the future of COVID-19 in the U.S.  Questions from the audience are encouraged.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. The NIAID budget for fiscal year 2020 is an estimated $5.9 billion.

Dr. Fauci has advised six presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

In a 2020 analysis of Google Scholar citations, Dr. Fauci ranked as the 32nd most-cited living researcher. According to the Web of Science, Dr. Fauci ranked 7th out of more than 1.8 million authors in the field of immunology by total citation count between 1980 and January 2020.

Steve Scott is a morning news anchor with WCBS Newsradio 880. After beginning his career in his home state of California, he moved to Chicago in 1986 where he spent the next 20 years before moving to New York. Notably, Scott served as news director and morning anchor at WLS-AM for 13 years.

Career highlights at WCBS include reporting on the aftermath of 9/11 from Ground Zero, interviewing Fidel Castro in Havana, covering the Kosovo war from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea, and being in the anchor chair when the Eliot Spitzer and “Miracle on the Hudson” stories broke.

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About the New York Press Club

The New York Press Club is a professional organization of members and former members of the news media. It devotes its efforts to meeting the needs and interests of professional journalists and those in related fields, as well as providing public service to the community. The club was founded more than 100 years ago, reorganizing in July of 1948 as the New York Newspaper Reporters Association. Today, its membership includes professionals from all types of news organizations including the Web, television, radio, wire services, daily newspapers, weekly and monthly publications, as well as professionals from the fields of communications, public relations and public affairs.