Beth Knobel

Co-author, <i>Heat and Light: Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists</i>; Former Moscow Bureau Chief, CBS News; Fordham Professor

Emmy award winner Beth Knobel is co-author with CBS News legend Mike Wallace of Heat and Light: Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists. She was a reporter for more than 20 years before joining Fordham University as an assistant professor of communication and media studies in 2007. Her last job in journalism was as Moscow Bureau Chief for CBS News. In nine years at CBS, she worked as both an on-air correspondent and producer. She won an Emmy award for coverage of the 2002 Moscow theater siege, and Edward R. Murrow and Sigma Delta Chi awards for coverage of the 2004 Beslan school siege. She still freelances for CBS News. Dr. Knobel spent 14 years living in Moscow, where she worked for The Los Angeles Times, the television news agency Worldwide Television News, and the production company Feature Story before joining CBS News. Eariler in her career, she worked for The New York Times and Ladies‘ Home Journal, and started off at The Columbia Daily Spectator. She currently serves as a judge for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees in public policy at Harvard, and her A.B. at Barnard College.