John Prescott Ellis
John Prescott Ellis (born
February 3, 1953), formerly an American journalist and media consultant, and now a partner in the venture-capital firm Sand Hills Partners. He is a nephew of President of the United States George H.W. Bushand a first cousin of President George W. Bushand the former Governor of FloridaJohn Ellis "Jeb" Bush.
Ellis's father was Alexander (Sandy) Ellis, an insurance executive in
Boston, who studied at Yale University. His mother is Nancy Bush Ellis, a sister of former President George H. W. Bush. Ellis is married to Susan Smith Ellis, the CEO of RED.
Ellis grew up in Concord,
Massachusettsand attended Milton Academyhigh school, he later went to Yale University. He was an Appleman Fellow at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University.
In 1978, Ellis started working for
NBCas a consultant. He then worked on his uncle George H. W. Bush's presidential campaign in 1979, and later returned to NBC, where he worked for the elections unit. In the late 1990s he took a position with Fox News Channel.
After ten years he changed his job and became a consultant and op-ed columnist for "
The Boston Globe". From 2002-2004, Ellis served as A Senior Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. In recognition of his work on behalf of the Department of Defense, he was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award - the US military's highest civilian honor -- by President George W. Bushin January 2005. In the last few years Ellis has worked in investment banking and is a partner in Kerr Creek Partners, and also is a conributing columnist to Real Clear Politics.
Election Night 2000
During the night of the
2000 U.S. presidential electionEllis was working as a consultant for Fox News, where he analyzed data from the Voter News Service. According to an interview that Ellis gave to Jane Mayer of " The New Yorker" magazine in 2000, he was responsible for Fox News' decisions in calling states for Gore or Bush, based on statistical results from the VNS data. Fox News had called Floridafor Gore early in the evening, and was the last major network to retract their call for Gore. However, they were the first (at 2:16 am ET) to call Floridafor Bush. Ellis also admitted sharing exit poll data with his cousins by phone. After the magazine interview was published, Fox News Vice President John Moody admitted that Ellis had broken rules by sharing the data and was considering disciplinary action.
CBSNews.com with a copy of a letter he says he sent to the editor of the New Yorker. In the letter, Ellis says that he “did not share with [Governor Bush] any of the information that was appearing on our screens" during two afternoon phone calls. The letter says that later in the evening "as actual vote results" came in, Ellis spoke frequently with the Bushes about "what was happening” in several states. According to Ellis, other workers on the decision desk – “most of whom are registered Democrats” – were talking to the Gore campaign. Ellis says that he was ultra-scrupulous because of his relationship. "We obeyed those [rules] more strictly than any other news organization, precisely because my cousin was running for president," Ellis told USA Today. [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/11/14/politics/main249357.shtml]
This controversy was picked up by, amongst others,
Michael Moorein his 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11.
* [http://www.bostonphoenix.com/archive/features/99/01/28/DON_T_QUOTE_ME.html Article on Ellis in the "Boston Phoenix"]
* [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/11/14/politics/main249357.shtml 'One Call Too Many?' CBS-article on Ellis during Election Night ]
* [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/choice2000/bush/ellis.html PBS interview with Ellis]
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/US_election_race/Story/0,2763,399882,00.html "The Guardian" on Ellis' role in Election night 2000]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
John Prescott (disambiguation) — John Prescott is the former deputy leader of the UK Labour Party and British Deputy Prime Minister.John Prescott may also refer to:* John Prescott Ellis, American media consultant * John Prescott (businessman), Australian CEO of BHP * John… … Wikipedia
John Ellis — may refer to:Politics* Sir John Ellis, 1st Baronet (1829 ndash;1912), British Member of Parliament for Mid Surrey 1884 ndash;1885, Kingston 1885 ndash;1892 * John Ellis (Irish politician) (born 1952), Irish Fianna Fáil politician * John Ellis… … Wikipedia
John Ellis Bush — Jeb Bush 43e gouverneur de Floride Jeb Bush John Ellis Bush … Wikipédia en Français
John Maynard Keynes — « Keynes » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Keynes (homonymie). John Maynard Keynes John Maynard Keynes (à droite) avec le peintre Duncan Grant … Wikipédia en Français
Nancy Walker Bush Ellis — (born February 4, 1926 in Milton, Massachusetts) is the only sister of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and aunt of former President George W. Bush and the former Governor of Florida John Ellis Jeb Bush. Her parents were Prescott Sheldon… … Wikipedia
Bush family — The Bush Family The Bush family in the Red Room of the White House (January 2005). Seated left to right: Marvin Bush, Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Jeb Bush. Also p … Wikipedia
Bush (Familienname) — Bush ist ein Familienname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger 2.1 USA Präsidentenfamilie 2.2 Namensträger (alphabe … Deutsch Wikipedia
List of U.S. presidential relatives — During the history of the United States, many presidential relatives have been noted in the media, often because of their controversial , scandalous or otherwise notable behavior.Relatives of George W. Bush 43rd President*George H. W. Bush father … Wikipedia
Fox News Channel controversies — Critics of Fox News Channel have accused the network of having a bias favoring the political right and the Republican Party. Fox News has publicly denied such charges, stating that the reporters in the newsroom provide separate, neutral… … Wikipedia
List of Members of the Canadian House of Commons - E — * Gordon S. Earle b. 1943 first elected in 1997 as New Democratic Party member for Halifax West, Nova Scotia. * Thomas Earle b. 1837 first elected in 1889 as Conservative member for Victoria, British Columbia. * Arnold Wayne Easter b. 1949 first… … Wikipedia