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 Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Rupert Murdoch, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, Walter Cronkite, Hillary Clinton, Roger Ailes, Bob Costas, Ken Burns, and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel.

Now in its 22nd 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 12th 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), NewsChannel 8, and DC Cable. Each program is also live-streamed by The National Press Club at press.org

The executive producer of The Kalb Report series is Michael Freedman, a senior vice president and professor of the practice at University of Maryland University College and professorial lecturer in journalism at GWU. Mr. Freedman is the former general manager of CBS Radio Network. The director of the series is Robert Vitarelli, a 39-year CBS News veteran and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America. The senior producer is Heather Date, an associate vice president at UMUC, a GW alumna, and former CNN producer. Producers include GWU's Dick Golden and UMUC assistant vice president Bob Ludwig. The associate producer is GW School of Media and Public Affairs graduate Lindsay Underwood. The web editor is GWU graduate Bryan Kane.

The Kalb Report series was most recently honored with a 2015 Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals International Radio Awards competition. The series received both a Gold World Medal and the overall Grand Award in the 2012 New York Festivals competition.