Join us for a lively conversation with distinguished Klein College of Media and Communication alumni Joby Warrick, KLN ‘82, journalist at the Washington Post and Richard Leiby, KLN ‘78, editor at the Washington Post. Since their days as Temple University undergraduates, Warrick and Leiby have grown extensive careers in business here and abroad as correspondents. Hear firsthand about their unique experiences and perspectives on what it's like reporting in real time on the ground, as well as how the new normal has posed new challenges on contemporary issues. This conversation will be moderated by Professor of Journalism Linn Washington, KLN' 74.
About the Speakers
Joby Warrick, KLN ‘82, is a Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist, having worked on The Washington Post’s National staff since 1996. He has covered national security, the environment and the Middle East and writes about terrorism. He is the author of three books, including 2015’s “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,” which was awarded a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, and his latest book "Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World." Before joining The Post, Warrick covered the fall of communism in Eastern Europe as a UPI correspondent and worked as a reporter at the Delaware County Daily Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Richard Leiby, KLN ‘78, is an editor and writer in The Washington Post’s Style section, which he joined in 1991. His previous assignments have included Pakistan bureau chief and reporter, columnist and editor in Washington. He has reported from war zones, including Afghanistan and Iraq, written about four presidents, and covered the Oscars twice.