Meet the Host

Marvin Kalb is the Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution. He has served as moderator of The Kalb Report public broadcasting series since 1994.

In a distinguished 30-year broadcast career at CBS News and NBC News, he was Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Moscow Bureau Chief, and moderator of Meet the Press. He later served as founding director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, and has lectured at many universities, here and abroad.

Among his many honors are two Peabody Awards, the DuPont Prize from Columbia University, the 2006 Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club and more than a half-dozen Overseas Press Club awards.

A graduate of the City College of New York, Kalb has an M.A. from Harvard. He was zeroing in on his Ph.D. in Russian history when he left Cambridge in 1956 for a Moscow assignment with the State Department. The following year, he joined CBS News, becoming the last correspondent personally hired at the network by Edward R. Murrow.

Kalb has authored or co-authored 17 nonfiction books and two best-selling novels, including “The Year I was Peter the Great” (2017) and "Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, the Threat to American Democracy" (2018), and Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War (2021).