Paul Sparrow

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum Director

Paul M. Sparrow is the Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum. He was a senior executive with the Newseum since 1999 and was instrumental in the design and construction of the interactive museum in Washington, D.C. He oversaw all Newseum video production and interactive exhibits, developed an award winning web site, was an early adopter of social media, managed the education and programs department and launched the Newseum’s Digital Classroom. He is a founding partner of the University of Maryland’s Future of Information Alliance, a member of the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms Interagency Task Force, a contributor to American University’s Journalism Leadership Transformation Leadership Initiative, and a consultant for The National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center and for Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Prior to coming to the Newseum Mr. Sparrow was an Emmy Award winning television producer, journalist and filmmaker.

He produced prime-time programming for the Discovery Channel, TLC, and Fox. Mr. Sparrow began his career as a documentary filmmaker in San Francisco. He has a Masters of Fine Arts from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz.