Frank Fuhrig

Media Relations Manager

Frank Fuhrig is media relations manager at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, working with scholars in areas including trade, monetary policy and health care.

Before joining Mercatus, Fuhrig was a wire editor and Washington correspondent for dpa International, the global English-language service of Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Germany's largest independent news agency, editing news from around the world and covering US politics, international diplomacy, and economics. While at DPA from 2001-18, he led projects leveraging DPA's global network of journalists on topics including pension reform and migration, and covered the 9/11 attacks, major-party presidential conventions, the Detroit auto show, Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and the Masters golf tournament. Previously, he co-founded and led an independent weekly newspaper covering the community around the University of Illinois at Chicago, and worked in Illinois as a reporter for the Jacksonville Journal-Courier and State Journal-Register, covering crime, courts, floods and tornadoes, state and local government, rural development, agriculture, and environmental issues.

Fuhrig is a downstate Illinois native with a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He lives in Arlington with his wife and two sons, and enjoys cooking, craft beers, loud music, judo, and watching combat sports and the St. Louis Cardinals.