Marvin Kalb

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Senior Adviser

The career of senior adviser Marvin Kalb spans three decades of award-winning reporting and commentary for CBS and NBC, including a turn as host of Meet the Press. He then served 25 years as founding director and Senior Fellow of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He also is the Edward R. Murrow Professor (Emeritus) at Harvard.

Marvin recently started the 20th season of The Kalb Report, a series of radio/tv forums on ethics and excellence in journalism. The series is produced jointly by the National Press Club, The George Washington University, the Shorenstein Center at Harvard, the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. The series is underwritten by a grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Marvin keeps his hand in news analysis with commentary for many news organizations, including NPR and Fox News and, most recently, as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is also a prolific author, having just finished his 15th book, “The Year I Was Peter the Great” (Brookings 2017), a look at how 1956 shaped Soviet Russia and Marvin's own career as a foreign correspondent. Other recent books include "Imperial Gamble" (Brookings 2015), on Russia's involvement in Crimea and Ukraine, and "The Road to War" (Brookings 2013), which examines how US presidents since World War II have changed how they commit the country to war.