Janis Kearney

Janis Faye Kearney was born on September 29, 1953, in Gould, Lincoln County, Arkansas.

She earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

She started her career at the Arkansas State Press , which she bought from Daisy Bates. In 1993 she joined the Clinton administration and then becam e the first presidential diarist in 1995. Kearney completed a two-year fellowship at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute of African and African American Studies.

She has authored numerous books , including Cotton Field of Dreams and Conversations: William Jefferson Clinton-From Hope to Harlem.

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