Associate Director, Editorial
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Carroll J. Doherty is associate director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Doherty plays a leading role in developing the center’s research agenda and is primarily responsible for its editorial content, including survey reports, opinion pieces and political analyses. Doherty was formerly a senior writer at Congressional Quarterly, where he spent a decade covering the congressional leadership, politics and foreign affairs. In 1998, while at CQ, Doherty served as a commentator on President Clinton’s impeachment proceedings for NPR. From 1983-1988, he was an off-air investigative reporter for CBS News, covering foreign policy and the Iran-contra affair. Doherty holds a master’s degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Maryland. Doherty regularly provides analysis of public opinion, politics and foreign policy for news organizations and has appeared frequently on the BBC, CNN and NPR. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post and other leading print and online publications.