Robert Krulwich

ByABC News
October 1, 2004, 6:00 PM

— -- Robert Krulwich is a New York-based correspondent who appears regularly on "Nightline." He also reports for "World News with Diane Sawyer," and "Good Morning America."

With Ted Koppel, he co-hosted an eight-part primetime series, Brave New World, which probed the "eight biggest questions facing humankind"; with Peter Jennings, he produced an animated history of Bosnia for a children's special; and with Barbara Walters, he explored possible cures for cancer.

Krulwich has been called "the most inventive network reporter in television" by TV Guide, "the man who makes the dismal science swing" by the Washington Journalism Review, and "the man who simplifies without being simple" by New York magazine.

His specialty is explaining complex news economics, technology, science in a style that is clear, compelling and entertaining.

He is also a regular correspondent on the PBS investigative series, Frontline, where he won a duPont Award from Columbia University for his coverage of campaign finance in the 1992 presidential campaign, a national Emmy Award for his investigation of privacy on the Internet, High Stakes in Cyberspace; and a George Polk Award for an hour on the savings and loan scandal. His ABC special on Barbie, a cultural history of the world-famous doll, also won a national Emmy.

Krulwich has also anchored a cultural affairs series on PBS (and a simultaneous series on the BBC) called The Edge. GQ Magazine called the series "cocky, fearless, and brazenly sophisticated." He has also hosted Live at Lincoln Center and appeared on Jay Leno's premiere Tonight Show broadcast.

Before joining ABC in 1994, Krulwich appeared regularly on CBS This Morning, 48 Hours and CBS' Nightwatch with Charlie Rose. During the Gulf War, he co-anchored the CBS program, America Tonight. From 1978 to 1985, he was business and economics correspondent for National Public Radio. He still contributes to NPR, and once a year, with three friends, Jane Curtin, Buck Henry and Tony Hendra, he hosts a semi-fictional year-in-review called Backfire. In 1995, the group performed at the White House at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton.

He has received numerous awards for his reporting, including the Extraordinary Communicator Award from National Cancer Institute in 2000, four consecutive Gainsbrugh Awards from the Economics Broadcasting Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Television Award in 2001 for a NOVA special on the human genome. TV Guide named Krulwich to its All Star reporting team; and Esquire placed him in its Esquire Registry in 1989. In 1974, Krulwich covered the Watergate hearings for Pacifica Radio and in 1976, he was Washington bureau chief for Rolling Stone magazine.

Krulwich received a bachelor's degree in U.S. history from Oberlin College in 1969, and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School in 1974. He lives in New York City with his wife, Tamar Lewin, a national reporter for the New York Times. They have two children, Jesse and Nora Ann.