SPEAKER: Myron Kandel, Founding Financial Editor of CNN
DATE: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
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ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Myron Kandel is one of the nation's best-known financial journalists. As one of the founders of CNN, he pioneered financial news on television and served as the network's financial editor and economic commentator for 25 years, becoming a familiar face in millions of households in the U.S. and around the world. In 2000, he was named one of the 10 most influential financial journalists of the 20th century.
He previously served as the financial editor of three newspapers: the Washington Star, the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Post. He was also a reporter for The New York Times; a foreign correspondent for the Herald Tribune, covering Germany and the European Common Market; a syndicated newspaper columnist, and the editor of the New York Law Journal.
His 1982 book, "How to Cash In on the Coming Stock Market Boom," accurately forecast the biggest bull market in American history, which began later that year.
Kandel began his career in journalism as a copy boy at The New York Times, working nights while completing his senior year at Brooklyn College and earning a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. As an Army enlisted man, he served as Washington correspondent for Armed Forces Press Service and Pacific Stars & Stripes. He later taught at Columbia and the City College of New York.
Following his retirement from CNN, he served for three years as the founder and president of the New Hampshire-based Initiative for Corporate Responsibility and Investor Protection, where he conducted a series of half-hour interviews with some of the Presidential candidates for New Hampshire Public Television.
Among other honors, he has received lifetime achievement awards from the Loeb Foundation, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the New York Financial Writers' Association. In 2010 he received a gold medal for distinction in journalism from the University Of Missouri School of Journalism.
He is also the recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees -- from Washington & Lee College in Pennsylvania; Bethany College in West Virginia; Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, and Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska.