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James Deakin (born 1929) is an American journalist and TV host.


Deakin was born in St. Louis and received his degree from Washington University. In 1951, he joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and worked as a white house correspondent. In 1954, he was appointed to the Washington Bureau during the Eisenhower administration. Deakin studied and reported the administrations of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. From 1958–1980, Deakin covered the White House. In 1981, he retired from The Post-Dispatch and ended up teaching courses in journalism at George Washington University until 1987.


Deakin was married to his wife Doris and together they had a son named David, and two grandsons.

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