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Podcast interview for Discover Your Talent–Do What You Love

Delano Lewis, a former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, rose from segregation-era Kansas to prominence in government, business, and the not-for-profit world. His bestselling memoir, “It All Begins with Self,” affirms his belief in the value of family, education, hard work, perseverance, mentors and supporters. His trailblazing career includes top positions at National Public Radio [...]

September 8th, 2015|Categories: Articles, home|0 Comments – Former Ambassador to S. Africa

Former Ambassador to S. Africa, NM Resident, Releases New Book Michelle Laflamme-Childs - August 23, 2015 We New Mexicans are lucky to have so many luminaries living among us, especially considering the rural nature of our state. One such figure is Mr. Delano Lewis, former United States Ambassador to South Africa who currently lives in [...]

August 23rd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CBS Interview in Richmond Virginia

RICHMOND, Va – Attorney and Bestselling Author Delano Lewis stopped by the studio to introduce his latest project, ‘It All Begins With Self.’ Through Delano’s career as the United States Ambassador to South Africa from 1999 to 2001, the book offers real examples on how to achieve success in life.

August 19th, 2015|Categories: home|0 Comments

Interview in Baltimore Maryland

Interview in Baltimore Maryland on Sunday. Following our passion and succeeding in life, it's something we'd all like to do. Former US Ambassador to South Africa Delano Lewis shares his tips for success in his new book "It All Begins With Self."

August 19th, 2015|Categories: home|0 Comments

Ambassador Lewis Speaks at Mandela International Magnet School

September 19, 2014 Ambassador Lewis and his wife Gayle were invited to speak at the Mandela International Magnet School in Santa Fe New Mexico. After the speech to the  7th and 8th grades students,  Mr and Mrs Lewis received the following amazing letters from the students. September 22, 2014   Dear Ambassador and Mrs Lewis:   Our school is divided [...]

September 26th, 2014|Categories: Articles, home|0 Comments

Delano Lewis returns to DC

Recently, I flew from my home in Florida and met my father in Washington D.C. to begin promoting his new book. I have three brothers, two of who left D.C. years ago and now reside on the west coast, and one brother, Geoff, who still lives in the D.C. area. This was a great reunion with him and we had [...]

September 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments


The man at the helm of National Public Radio discusses the effect the computer age is having on the medium and talks about the need to stand firm in the face of political changes in Washington.   Delano Lewis knew that taking over National Public Radio would be a a tough job. But he didn't know quite how tough.  A [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Delano E. Lewis Sr.

Delano E. Lewis, Sr, a native Kansan, received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Kansas in 1960 and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Washburn University School of Law, Topeka Kansas, in 1963 Mr. Lewis served ten years in the Federal Government from 1963 until 1973. He served as an attorney with the Dept. of Justice; as an attorney in [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Lafayette To Present Honorary Degrees Including Delano Lewis

Lafayette College will award honorary degrees to five leaders in education, literature, journalism and religion as part of the college's 161st commencement exercises on May 19. Honorees will include Delano Lewis, president and chief executive officer of National Public Radio, who will receive a doctor of humanities; author Jay Parini, professor of English at Middlebury College, doctor of letters; and [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Former US ambassador Lewis joins APCO

WASHINGTON: APCO Worldwide has announced that Delano Lewis, former US ambassador to South Africa and former president and CEO of National Public Radio, is joining the company as a senior counselor. Lewis will work across the firm's Global Political Strategies and International Advisory Council. He will use his extensive background in corporate, political, cultural, and academic matters to advise APCO and [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Delano Lewis Courted For Post With Fauntroy

As D.C. mayoral hopeful Walter E. Fauntroy tries this week to consolidate his political base for the coming campaign, his advisers are urging Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. President Delano E. Lewis, a former ally of Mayor Marion Barry, to serve as Fauntroy's finance chairman, according to sources. Meanwhile, Barry yesterday issued his strongest denunciation to date of former confidants [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Ambassador at Large

So, what is the former US ambassador to South Africa, who knows former President Clinton, future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore, and who has met and worked with both versions of President George Bush and held court with Nelson Mandela, and met the former dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin, not to mention having a turn [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Who’s Close To The Mayor and Why

  THE COFFEE SHOP of the Hotel Washington is an unlikely retreat for powerbrokers. The ambiance is plain and folksy - greenery plunged formica nests, its Jujubes-like orange and green decor jarring to early morning senses. Yet, this airy room with its view of the granite bulk of Pennsylvania Avenue is where Mayor Marion Barry and his roundtable of advisers [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Delano & Gayle Lewis – Washburn University Donors

Delano E. Lewis, jd '63 and honorary degree '00 and Gayle (Jones) Lewis met as students at the University of Kansas. Both natives of Kansas, Delano grew up in Kansas City and Gayle in Topeka. In June of 1960, they married after Delano completed his B.A. at the University of Kansas and Gayle completed her B.S. at Prairie View University [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Distinguished Speakers Lecture: Delano Lewis, Former Ambassador to South Africa

Delano Lewis, former Ambassador to South Africa, will be the featured speaker at the GSSW Distinguished Speakers Lecture. Mr. Lewis will discuss how we are all connected and interconnected globally and will speak about opportunities to serve in the U.S. and around the world. He will refer to his Peace Corps and South African ambassadorship experiences as well as focus [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Delano E. Lewis: America’s New Ambassador to South Africa

Plucked from retirement, President Clinton's new envoy brings years of business experience to the post. DELANO E. Lewis is an engrossing storyteller. He paints a resplendent portrait of longing to retire to the picturesque, clean-air climate of Las Cruces, New Mexico, after 36 years of business leadership in the public and private sectors. Driving from Washington, D.C., to New Mexico [...]

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Marist College – Delano E. Lewis Highlights the Importance of Learning Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish

Delano E. Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South African, visited ARAB 102 and COM 102 courses where he highlighted the importance of learning Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish. Delano E. Lewis Highlights the Importance of Learning Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish Dr. Ivette Romero - April 22, 2014 On Tuesday, April 22, [...]

April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Not Business as Usual at NPR : New Chief Delano E. Lewis Wants to Expand Financial Base, Cut Costs

WASHINGTON — The sixth-floor office of Delano E. Lewis, the president of National Public Radio, is eerily quiet for a room surrounded by a new multimillion-dollar broadcast facility that boasts a half dozen satellite dishes and the largest recording studio between New York and Nashville. That's because Lewis mostly listens to NPR at home or during commutes. At work he [...]

August 12th, 2013|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Model UN dinner presents Delano Lewis

Delano Lewis, former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and retired chief executive officer of National Public Radio (NPR), will speak during New Mexico State University's Model United Nations fund-raising dinner Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Sonoma Ranch Country Club. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Delano Lewis, former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and retired [...]

October 26th, 2004|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

NPR President and CEO Del Lewis Resigns

His Future To Include Teaching, Lecturing and a Book Washington, DC – Delano E. Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Public Radio® (NPR®) today announced his resignation, effective August 1st, 1998. Lewis is leaving his post to pursue other interests, including teaching, lecturing and writing a book about his experiences. Lewis joined NPR as President and CEO in [...]

April 3rd, 1998|Categories: Articles|0 Comments