About The Kalb Report

The Kalb Report audience

This highly acclaimed public television, radio and online series is moderated by the distinguished journalist/scholar Marvin Kalb. Through one-on-one interviews and panel discussions emanating from the main ballroom of the National Press Club before audiences comprising several hundred students and professionals, Kalb explores the vital role of the press in our democracy and the transformation of journalism in the 21st century. Guests have included Rupert Murdoch, DIane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, Walter Cronkite, Jim Lehrer, Hillary Clinton, Roger Ailes, Bob Costas, Ken Burns, Walter Isaacson, and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel. 

Now in its 20th season, The Kalb Report is jointly produced by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the George Washington University, The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. 

For the tenth consecutive season, The Kalb Report is underwritten by a grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

The series is distributed by Oklahoma Educational Television Authority and American Public Television and is seen on public television stations across the country. The series also airs nationally on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio and in Washington, D.C. on Federal News Radio (1500-AM).

The executive producer of The Kalb Report series is Michael Freedman, a professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University and a senior vice president and professor of the practice at University of Maryland University College. The director of the series is Robert Vitarelli, a 39-year CBS News veteran. The senior producer is Heather Date, a GW alumna and former CNN producer, and the associate producer is GW School of Media and Public Affairs graduate Lindsay Underwood.

The Kalb Report series was recently honored with both a Gold World Medal and the overall Grand Award in the 2012 New York Festivals International Radio Awards competition that included entries from across the United States and 28 countries.