Radio and Television Journalist
Robert Krulwich has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide. His specialty is explaining complex subjects, science, technology, and economics, in a style that is clear, compelling, and entertaining. On television he has explored the structure of DNA using a banana; on radio he created an Italian opera, “Ratto Interesso” to explain how the Federal Reserve regulates interest rates; he has pioneered the use of new animation on ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight. Krulwicht now reports for National Public Radio. His NPR blog, “Krulwich Wonders”, features drawings, cartoons, and videos that illustrate hard-to-see concepts in science. He is also co-host of “Radio Lab”, a Peabody Award-wining radio series that explores new developments in science for people who are curious but not usually drawn to science shows.
For 22 years, Krulwich was a science, economics, general assignment, and foreign correspondent at ABC and CBS News. He has won Emmy awards for a cultural history of Barbie (the world famous doll), and for a Frontline investigation of computers and privacy, a George Polk and Emmy for a look at the Savings & Loan bailout online advertising, and the 2010 Essay Prize from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.