Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice, Emeritus, and Senior Fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, was the Shorenstein Centers Founding Director and Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press and Public Policy (1987 to 1999). He was also recipient of the 2006 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award.
His distinguished journalism career encompasses 30 years of award-winning reporting for CBS and NBC News, as Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Moscow Bureau Chief, and host of Meet the Press.
Kalb has authored or coauthored 10 nonfiction books and two best-selling novels. His most recent book, The Media and the War on Terrorism (coedited with Stephen Hess), explores the interaction between the government and the media during times of war and national emergency. Kalb is currently writing a history of the impact of the Vietnam War on American presidential politics. He hosts the Kalb Report, a discussion of media ethics and responsibility at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and he is a regular contributor to Fox television and National Public Radio.