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Gil Klein

Gil Klein is now Resident Director of the University of Oklahoma’s Washington Journalism Program after teaching Journalism and New Media at American University’s Washington Semester Program. Coming to Washington in 1985 from the Tampa Tribune, he was a national correspondent for the Media General News Service for 22 years, writing for 23 Southern newspapers. 

Mr. Klein was the 1994 president of the National Press Club and now is chair of its History and Heritage committee. In 2008, he toured the United States for the Club, moderating forums with leading local journalists on the future of journalism and how to protect its core values.

He is the author of Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest and Murder at the White House and Tales from the National Press Club, both published by The History Press.

Articles by this Author

For Gilbert Grosvenor, running National Geographic was a legacy, motivated by a passion to leave the world a better place.
Harry Truman's wife Bess was not amused when she saw the photo of her husband playing the piano while Lauren Bacall's legs dangled in front.
After an illustrious career in the Navy, Stephen Decatur died in his home on Lafayette Square following a duel with Commodore Barron.
A new radio broadcast of the beloved Frank Capra movie is available online or by downloadable podcast
When he was Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joe Biden pointed out the real threat to America 
Historic microphone used by Edward Murrow for London broadcasts to be loaned to the National Press Club 
Now closed to the public as part of the enlarged White House security zone, the Square has witnessed many historic moments over the last two centuries.
The great war correspondent, who died 75 years ago during the battle of Okinawa, had a knack for connecting with everyday people, both on the front lines and at home.