Bernard Kalb

American journalist (1922-2023)

Bernard Kalb (February 4, 1922 – January 8, 2023)[1] was an American journalist, moderator, media critic, lecturer, and author. He was born in New York City. He covered international affairs for more than thirty years at CBS News, NBC News and The New York Times. His brother, Marvin Kalb, is also a journalist.

Bernard Kalb
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Kalb, c. 1985
Born(1922-02-04)February 4, 1922
DiedJanuary 8, 2023(2023-01-08) (aged 100)
EducationCity College of New York, Harvard University
Occupation
  • Journalist
  • moderator
  • media critic
  • lecturer
  • author
FamilyMarvin Kalb (brother)

In 1984, Kalb was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and spokesman for the State Department. It was the first time that a journalist who covered the State Department had been named as its spokesperson.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Profile of Bernard Kalb
  2. "BERNARD KALB NAMED TO POST AT STATE DEPT". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 May 2018.