Flintoff was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. He has a bachelor's degree from University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree from University of Chicago. Flintoff spent many years as a newscaster and reporter at the Alaska Public Radio Network before joining NPR in 1990, where he was a newscaster.
In 2007, Flintoff was included in a report compiled by MSNBC of journalists who had made campaign contributions to political candidates. A 2003 contribution of $538 to Howard Dean made their list. Flintoff insists that his wife made the contribution from a joint account. In spite of the error, Flintoff stated that it led to policy reforms at NPR.
Notes and references
- Dedman, Bill (July 15, 2007). "The list: Journalists who wrote political checks". NBC News. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
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