An American journalist and novelist who is best known as as the executive editor of PBS NewsHour, a news program on PBS. He is son to Lois Catherine, a bank clerk and Harry Frederick Lehrer, bus station manager. He completed his graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School. In 1956 he earned degree in B.J. from the Missouri School of Journalism. He started his professional career in journalism as a reporter at The Dallas Morning News. Later he joined KERA-TV at Dallas as executive director of public affairs. In 1992 he wrote novel named Short List which helped him to gain more popularity. In 2012 he hosted first United States presidential election debate which is one of his memorable events. He has been awarded with numerous awards like Emmy Award, Television Hall of Fame, National Humanities Medal etc.
Talking about his personal life he is a married man. He is already tied in knot with love of his life who professionally is also a novelist. Since they both share same profession, maybe this was the reason they fall in love with each other and got married too. Till now none of them involved themselves in any kind of extra marital affair that can hamper their marital relationship. Together the couple is blessed with three beautiful daughters and six grandchildren at present.