Sam Donaldson Addresses University of Texas at El PasoBy: Heather Campobello - March 27, 2012
Sam Donaldson is a veteran reporter and alumnus of the University of Texas at El Paso. He addressed an estimated 250 students at UTEP’s Centennial Lecture Series and talked politics. He emphasized that moderate voters would be the ones to decide the outcome of the 2012 presidential election and believes that it is the middle class who elects presidents.
Donaldson is respected for his knowledge on politics and predicts that in the end it will be Mitt Romney against Barack Obama.
But being a reporter isn’t as always easy going as it seems. Donaldson has been known to have an angry side and the following YouTube video shows him losing his temper at a woman and waving his microphone at his crew:
Jake Tapper interviewed Donaldson on ABC news and referred to him as one of the tough and most aggressive white house correspondents. He started his career at a local radio station at the age of 17. He went on to report for several different media streams and eventually went on to become a Capital Hill Correspondent for ABC where he covered presidents Carter, Reagen, and Clinton.
The ABC Legend says that he prospered under the Reagan administration because he was loud and the partially deaf Reagen could always hear his questions. This gave him the edge over the mousier journalists.