Crystal Storytellers: Ken Walsh

Crystal Storytellers: Ken Walsh

Episode 7 of the Podcast Features a Conversation with journalist, author and historian Ken Walsh

Crystal Symphony Cruise Director Russ Grieve is setting sail with journalist, author and historian, Ken Walsh.

Ken Walsh is a widely known author and speaker and the award-winning White House correspondent and columnist for U.S. News & World Report.

Before joining the magazine, Walsh was a political reporter, columnist, and Washington correspondent for the Denver Post. Before that, he was a Denver-based reporter and editor for the Associated Press. As an adjunct professorial lecturer in communication at American University in Washington, D.C., Walsh has taught courses on politics and the media, media ethics, how the media shape history, and the “PR presidency.” In 1998 he was named outstanding adjunct professor of the year.

Walsh was president of the White House Correspondents’ Association from 1994 to 1995. He served on the WHCA board for many years and started the association’s highly successful scholarship program. He has twice served as a judge for the Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards.

In reporting on the presidency, Walsh has traveled to more than 70 countries and covered a wide range of events, including many superpower summits and international conferences. He has conducted numerous interviews over the years with Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Herbert Walker Bush, and Ronald Reagan.

Walsh earned a master’s degree in communication from American University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in journalism from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He lives with his wife Barclay Walsh in Bethesda, Maryland. and Shady Side, Maryland. They have two children, Jean and Chris.

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