CNN’s John King | Join Us on December 14


The New England First Amendment Coalition presents a conversation with CNN Anchor and Chief National Correspondent John King at 7 p.m. on December 14.

Please note: This online presentation is available at no cost exclusively to those in NEFAC’s Sustaining Membership program. Members can register for the event here. If you’re not a member you must join before registering.

NEFAC’s Walter V. Robinson, Editor At Large for The Boston Globe, will lead the online discussion with King. Expected topics include coverage of the 2020 presidential election, journalism practices during political campaigns and the transition to President-Elect Joe Biden’s Administration.

Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions during the program.

Chief National Correspondent and Anchor of Inside Politics at CNN

John King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, an hour-long program featuring a panel of top-tier political correspondents. The program airs weekdays at noon and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. An award-winning journalist, King has covered the past nine presidential elections and has reported from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. King is pivotal to the network’s daily reporting and breaking news coverage and participates in major events such as CNN’s 2020 Election Night in America coverage. Past campaign experience includes moderating three presidential primary debates in 2012. This past election was the fourth cycle in which King’s reporting included use of CNN’s “Magic Wall,” which was first introduced in 2008 and was also integral part of the network’s Emmy award-winning 2012 election night coverage. King joined CNN in May 1997 and became chief national correspondent in April 2005. He served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005, where his duties included reporting on the Iraq War and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Before joining CNN, King was an Associated Press correspondent for 12 years. His AP duties included several major international events, including the Persian Gulf War, and serving as lead political correspondent for the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. King is a native of Boston and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island. He also has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from URI, American University and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

NEFAC Board of Directors and Editor At Large for The Boston Globe

Walter V. Robinson is Editor At Large at the Boston Globe, where his high impact stories about local, national and international events have graced the front page since 1972. He is also the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Investigative Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Robinson led the Boston Globe Spotlight Team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its investigation of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. The Spotlight Team’s groundbreaking investigation exposed a decades-long cover-up that, in Boston alone, shielded the crimes of nearly 250 priests. Earlier in his career, Robinson covered politics and government for the Globe, and went on to cover the White House during the Reagan and first Bush Administrations. He covered the presidential election in 1984 and was the newspaper’s lead reporter for presidential elections in 1988 and 1992. In 2000, he did investigative reporting on that year’s candidates.