James Charles "Jim" Lehrer (; May 19, 1934 – January 23, 2020) was an American journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Lehrer was the executive editor and a news anchor for the PBS NewsHour on PBS, known for his role as a debate moderator during U.S. presidential election campaigns. He authored numerous fiction and non-fiction books that drew upon his experience as a newsman, along with his interests in history and politics.
He is also known as James C. Lehrer, James Lehrer and James Charles Lehrer.
Lehrer died at his home in Washington, D.C., on January 23, 2020, at age 85.