FORA.tv Speaker - Gil Klein
Gil Klein is the director of the Centennial project at the National Press Club. Since arriving in Washington for Media General in 1985, he has covered the White House, Supreme Court, Congress, political conventions and presidential campaigns. He was a general assignment reporter specializing in Southeastern issues before establishing a national education beat.
He got his start in journalism in 1974, writing for the Tampa Tribune about small Florida towns such as Frostproof, Eagle Lake and Fort Meade. He left Florida in 1975 to report on police and courts for the Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily News but returned to the Tribune a year later as the environment, energy and transportation reporter.
His assignments have taken him to Colombia, Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico and Mexico, as well as all over the southeastern United States. He covered the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant disaster, the Mariel Boatlift, the 1990 Washington summit between Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush, and President Clinton’s impeachment.
In 2005 he coordinated a multi-media project on the 40th anniversary of the Selma March and passage of the Voting Rights Act that won Media General’s first D. Tennant Bryan Award for multi-media journalism.
He was president of the National Press Club in 1994.
05.21.08 | 01:09:10 min
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