- Spring 1995
John W. Mashek, political correspondent for the Boston Globe, has been a journalist for nearly four decades. He started with the Dallas Morning News in 1955 and moved to the Washington Bureau of that publication in 1960. In 1964, Mr. Mashek joined the staff of U.S. News & World Report, moving first to Houston and then returned to Washington to become the magazine's chief congressional correspondent and then White House correspondent. He was promoted to political editor in 1978 and served in that capacity until he left in 1985 to become national correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mr. Mashek went to the Boston Globe in late 1988 and covered the White House during George Bush's term in office.