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Brian Karem

White House Reporter, CNN Political Analyst, Podcast Host, Former Producer for "America's Most Wanted" & Emmy Nominee for Best Investigative Work

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Brian Karem Biography

Brian J. Karem is an award-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated reporter and author of seven books.

Karem is the senior White House correspondent for Salon.com where he is a columnist and regular contributor. He also serves as a regular columnist for The Washington Diplomat. He appears frequently on the countries top-rated shows, including “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” and “Nicole Wallace Dateline.” Karem is also a frequent guest on numerous radio shows throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

His podcast, “Just Ask the Question,” generates high ratings through topical interviews with engaging, knowledgeable guests, including veteran journalist Sam Donaldson, Emmy-nominated comedian and singer Randy Rainbow and Hollywood legend Carl Reiner, among others.

Karem is an accomplished First Amendment activist and has testified before numerous state legislatures as well as Congress in support of free speech and a federal shield law for reporters. He is the founder of the “First Jailbirds Club,'' celebrating the accomplishments of reporters who have gone to jail to protect the First Amendment, and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Press Club and the White House Press Corps.

In addition, Karem is a recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the prestigious National Press Club Freedom of the Press Award and the Pieringer Award for Valor and Journalistic Excellence. Throughout his career, Karem has served on a number of volunteer boards. Currently, he is president of the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Press Association.

Karem has spoken, lectured and participated as a panelist at various college and university engagements as well as at many corporate and press events. He served as master of ceremonies for the Rene Moawad Foundation’s annual benefit gala and was a featured speaker at Detroit’s annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference. Karem has been the keynote speaker at several conferences, including Big Brothers Big Sisters in Louisville, Ky., and locally has moderated panel debates for candidates running for Congress, county executive and mayor, among others.

Other Career Highlights:

  • Nominated as “Journalist of the Year” in 2019 by the Los Angeles Press Club’s SoCal Journalism Awards.

  • Traveled the world covering breaking news in several conflict zones, international terrorism, natural disasters and other major events as a former producer and television correspondent for “America’s Most Wanted.”

  • Received an Emmy nomination for best investigative work of the chemical compounds in “Dursban,” a formerly widely used pesticide, which resulted in national coverage and a ban on the product.

  • Served as executive editor of the Sentinel Newspapers for 13 years during which he grew online presence by more than 500 percent. His efforts led to the MDDC’s prestigious “Newspaper of the Year” award for four out of six years.

  • Jailed four times for refusing to divulge a confidential source; his case ultimately went to the Supreme Court. “Karem vs. Priest” is now a textbook case in defending sources.

Videos
Books
Free the Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It

Free the Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It

Innocent Victims

Innocent Victims

Above The Law

Above The Law

Speaking Topics
  • Free the Press

    We all know the press is in bad shape. Author and Award-winning White House correspondent Brian Karem discusses how government and big business have conspired during the last 40 years to destroy journalism and he presents concrete options on how to save the profession. Audiences leave with a new understanding of how the press works and what they can do to be responsible news consumers.

  • Deal with Politicians

    Next to the press, politicians get most of the derision from the American public. Long-time award winning author, television personality, anchor and reporter Brian Karem talks about the problems of politics and how we can better understand and get involved in politics.

  • Stories from the front lines

    Humorous, dramatic and insightful. Award winning author, and reporter Brian Karem tells stories of covering news during the last 40 years. From illegal immigration to the hunt for Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar. From City Hall to the White House. From high school to professional sports. From comedy and music to riots, insurrections and the Gulf War. Using humor and reality Brian talks about the nuance of news and how we’ve come to disassociate ourselves from the news we’re all involved in.

  • All Together Now

    Growing up a Middle-Eastern boy in a southern city, Karem underscores the stories and news that binds us all together and how we’ve lost the feeling of community as the news has declined in the last 40 years.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Brian Karem?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Karem for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Karem, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Karem or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Brian Karem?

    Booking fees for Brian Karem, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Karem, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Brian Karem?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Karem for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Karem for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Karem or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Karem or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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White House Reporter, CNN Political Analyst, Podcast Host, Former Producer for "America's Most Wanted" & Emmy Nominee for Best Investigative Work

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Brian Karem Biography

Brian J. Karem is an award-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated reporter and author of seven books.

Karem is the senior White House correspondent for Salon.com where he is a columnist and regular contributor. He also serves as a regular columnist for The Washington Diplomat. He appears frequently on the countries top-rated shows, including “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” and “Nicole Wallace Dateline.” Karem is also a frequent guest on numerous radio shows throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

His podcast, “Just Ask the Question,” generates high ratings through topical interviews with engaging, knowledgeable guests, including veteran journalist Sam Donaldson, Emmy-nominated comedian and singer Randy Rainbow and Hollywood legend Carl Reiner, among others.

Karem is an accomplished First Amendment activist and has testified before numerous state legislatures as well as Congress in support of free speech and a federal shield law for reporters. He is the founder of the “First Jailbirds Club,'' celebrating the accomplishments of reporters who have gone to jail to protect the First Amendment, and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Press Club and the White House Press Corps.

In addition, Karem is a recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the prestigious National Press Club Freedom of the Press Award and the Pieringer Award for Valor and Journalistic Excellence. Throughout his career, Karem has served on a number of volunteer boards. Currently, he is president of the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Press Association.

Karem has spoken, lectured and participated as a panelist at various college and university engagements as well as at many corporate and press events. He served as master of ceremonies for the Rene Moawad Foundation’s annual benefit gala and was a featured speaker at Detroit’s annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference. Karem has been the keynote speaker at several conferences, including Big Brothers Big Sisters in Louisville, Ky., and locally has moderated panel debates for candidates running for Congress, county executive and mayor, among others.

Other Career Highlights:

  • Nominated as “Journalist of the Year” in 2019 by the Los Angeles Press Club’s SoCal Journalism Awards.

  • Traveled the world covering breaking news in several conflict zones, international terrorism, natural disasters and other major events as a former producer and television correspondent for “America’s Most Wanted.”

  • Received an Emmy nomination for best investigative work of the chemical compounds in “Dursban,” a formerly widely used pesticide, which resulted in national coverage and a ban on the product.

  • Served as executive editor of the Sentinel Newspapers for 13 years during which he grew online presence by more than 500 percent. His efforts led to the MDDC’s prestigious “Newspaper of the Year” award for four out of six years.

  • Jailed four times for refusing to divulge a confidential source; his case ultimately went to the Supreme Court. “Karem vs. Priest” is now a textbook case in defending sources.

Brian Karem Videos

  • How Did Journalism Get This Bad? (Brian Karem Interview)
    --Brian Karem, award-winning journalist and author of the new book "Free the Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It," joins...
  • Reporter fires back at White House briefing
    Sentinel Newspapers Executive Editor Brian Karem responds to Deputy Press Secy. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' attack on the media, saying he is tired of...
  • Brian Karem Speaking a the First Amendment Symposium - YouTube

Brian Karem Books

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Brian Karem Speaking Topics

  • Free the Press

    We all know the press is in bad shape. Author and Award-winning White House correspondent Brian Karem discusses how government and big business have conspired during the last 40 years to destroy journalism and he presents concrete options on how to save the profession. Audiences leave with a new understanding of how the press works and what they can do to be responsible news consumers.

  • Deal with Politicians

    Next to the press, politicians get most of the derision from the American public. Long-time award winning author, television personality, anchor and reporter Brian Karem talks about the problems of politics and how we can better understand and get involved in politics.

  • Stories from the front lines

    Humorous, dramatic and insightful. Award winning author, and reporter Brian Karem tells stories of covering news during the last 40 years. From illegal immigration to the hunt for Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar. From City Hall to the White House. From high school to professional sports. From comedy and music to riots, insurrections and the Gulf War. Using humor and reality Brian talks about the nuance of news and how we’ve come to disassociate ourselves from the news we’re all involved in.

  • All Together Now

    Growing up a Middle-Eastern boy in a southern city, Karem underscores the stories and news that binds us all together and how we’ve lost the feeling of community as the news has declined in the last 40 years.

FAQs on booking Brian Karem

  • How to book Brian Karem?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Karem for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Karem, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Karem or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian Karem?

    Booking fees for Brian Karem, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Karem, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brian Karem?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Karem for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Karem for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Karem or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Karem or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brian Karem is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Free the Press, Deal with Politicians, Stories from the front lines and All Together Now. The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian Karem for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Brian Karem generally travels from MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Paul Brandus, Van Jones, Laura Ingraham, Sam Stein and Katty Kay. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Karem for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Brian Karem Speaker Videos

  • How Did Journalism Get This Bad? (Brian Karem Interview)
    --Brian Karem, award-winning journalist and author of the new book "Free the Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It," joins David to discuss American journalism, media, and...
    Reporter fires back at White House briefing
    Sentinel Newspapers Executive Editor Brian Karem responds to Deputy Press Secy. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' attack on the media, saying he is tired of being "bullied."
  • Brian Karem Speaking a the First Amendment Symposium - YouTube

Brian Karem Speaking Topics

  • Free the Press

    We all know the press is in bad shape. Author and Award-winning White House correspondent Brian Karem discusses how government and big business have conspired during the last 40 years to destroy journalism and he presents concrete options on how to save the profession. Audiences leave with a new understanding of how the press works and what they can do to be responsible news consumers.

  • Deal with Politicians

    Next to the press, politicians get most of the derision from the American public. Long-time award winning author, television personality, anchor and reporter Brian Karem talks about the problems of politics and how we can better understand and get involved in politics.

  • Stories from the front lines

    Humorous, dramatic and insightful. Award winning author, and reporter Brian Karem tells stories of covering news during the last 40 years. From illegal immigration to the hunt for Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar. From City Hall to the White House. From high school to professional sports. From comedy and music to riots, insurrections and the Gulf War. Using humor and reality Brian talks about the nuance of news and how we’ve come to disassociate ourselves from the news we’re all involved in.

  • All Together Now

    Growing up a Middle-Eastern boy in a southern city, Karem underscores the stories and news that binds us all together and how we’ve lost the feeling of community as the news has declined in the last 40 years.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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