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Howard Kurtz

Host of Media Buzz on FOX News

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Howard Kurtz Biography

Howard Kurtz is the host of Media Buzz on FOX News, where he examines the bias and shortcomings of the news business. Kurtz scrutinizes the media's fairness and objectivity by questioning journalists of top news organizations, including those at FOX News, on subjects ranging from politics to technology, business, culture and sports. He appears frequently on such programs as the O'Reilly Factor and Special Report. Before joining FOX News, for 15 years, he served as the host of the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources.

Covering the media since 1990, Kurtz has served as Washington bureau chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, where he oversaw the website’s coverage of Washington and wrote about the intersection of politics and the media. Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Kurtz was the longtime media reporter for The Washington Post, where he wrote a regular column called Media Notes. He joined the newspaper in 1981 after the demise of The Washington Star, and covered urban affairs, the Justice Department and Capitol Hill. He also served as The Washington Post's New York bureau chief.

Kurtz is the author of five books on the media, most recently Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War. He is also the author of The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street’s Game of Money, Media, and Manipulation and Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine, a New York Times best-selling book about how the Clinton White House dealt with scandal and the press. Kurtz also has written Hot Air: All Talk All the Time, described by The New Yorker as "the definitive book on the talk show explosion." His first book, Media Circus: The Trouble with America's Newspapers, was voted the best recent book about the media by American Journalism Review in 1995.

He has sparred with the likes of Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, George Clooney, Barbara Walters, Ted Koppel, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Jim Lehrer, Keith Olbermann, Jimmy Carter, and John McCain. He has also written for such magazines as Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The New Republic, the Washington Monthly, New York magazine and Columbia Journalism Review.

Speaking Topics
  • The New Age of Twittering

    While others decry a Wild West environment where anyone can say anything, Howard Kurtz applauds the technology that empowers ordinary citizens and breaks the stranglehold of the establishment media. Journalists dismiss this movement at their peril, while consumers must learn to navigate this universe of insta-news and perpetual punditry by sorting facts from rumor and slander.

  • 2014 Political Showdown

    Howard Kurtz examines why President Obama's failures put the Democrats in a deep hole in the midterm elections. He scrutinizes the media coverage of both parties, the civil war between establishment Republicans and the Tea Party, and controversies surrounding such GOP figures as Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee. Kurtz also looks at why the President has flopped in his second term, how he lost the support of media liberals, the administration's crackdown on press access and its pushback against Fox News.

  • My Journey on Facebook and Twitter

    In this presentation, Kurtz examines how he became active on Facebook and Twitter and wound up with over 30,000 Twitter followers. He discusses how these social networks, especially Twitter, have become an important source of breaking news; given more influence to ordinary folks to distribute and comment on news; how network anchors and other media hotshots are trying to tap into the culture and share more of themselves; and how it's also become a land mine that has ended some journalistic careers.

  • Why Liberals Now Hate the Press

    After decades of conservative distrust, the media are now feeling the heat from disgusted liberals who see journalists as part of a corporate elite that abetted the Iraq war, coddled the Bush administration and are undermining the Obama White House. Kurtz explores the vitriolic atmosphere, the shortcomings of the press, and how some partisans on both sides are more interested in demonization than fairness.

  • The Collapse of the Mainstream Media

    The old journalistic establishment is dying from a series of self-inflicted wounds: arrogance, inaccuracy, blandness and the failure to adapt to a digital revolution that is slowly strangling newspapers. A reporter who predicted that newspapers faced irrelevance in the early 1990s, Kurtz offers a cold-eyed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the YouTube age and whether print publications can survive.

  • The New Age of Blogging and Twittering

    While others decry a Wild West environment where anyone can say anything, Kurtz applauds the technology that empowers ordinary citizens and breaks the stranglehold of the establishment media. Journalists dismiss this movement at their peril, while consumers must learn to navigate this universe of insta-news and perpetual punditry by sorting facts from rumor and slander.

Videos
Books
Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth (Regnery Publishing)

Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth (Regnery Publishing)

Reality Show

Reality Show

The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street's Game of Money, Media and Manipulation

The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street's Game of Money, Media and Manipulation

Spin Cycle: How the White House and the Media Manipulate the News (Revised and Updated)

Spin Cycle: How the White House and the Media Manipulate the News (Revised and Updated)

Hot Air: All Talk, All The Time

Hot Air: All Talk, All The Time

Media Circus: The Trouble with America's Newspapers

Media Circus: The Trouble with America's Newspapers

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  • What are the speaker fees for Howard Kurtz

    Speaking fees for Howard Kurtz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Howard Kurtz are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Howard Kurtz, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Howard Kurtz speak about?

  • Where does Howard Kurtz travel from?

    Howard Kurtz generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Howard Kurtz’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Howard Kurtz for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Howard Kurtz for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Howard Kurtz or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Howard Kurtz Biography

Howard Kurtz is the host of Media Buzz on FOX News, where he examines the bias and shortcomings of the news business. Kurtz scrutinizes the media's fairness and objectivity by questioning journalists of top news organizations, including those at FOX News, on subjects ranging from politics to technology, business, culture and sports. He appears frequently on such programs as the O'Reilly Factor and Special Report. Before joining FOX News, for 15 years, he served as the host of the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources.

Covering the media since 1990, Kurtz has served as Washington bureau chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, where he oversaw the website’s coverage of Washington and wrote about the intersection of politics and the media. Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Kurtz was the longtime media reporter for The Washington Post, where he wrote a regular column called Media Notes. He joined the newspaper in 1981 after the demise of The Washington Star, and covered urban affairs, the Justice Department and Capitol Hill. He also served as The Washington Post's New York bureau chief.

Kurtz is the author of five books on the media, most recently Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War. He is also the author of The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street’s Game of Money, Media, and Manipulation and Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine, a New York Times best-selling book about how the Clinton White House dealt with scandal and the press. Kurtz also has written Hot Air: All Talk All the Time, described by The New Yorker as "the definitive book on the talk show explosion." His first book, Media Circus: The Trouble with America's Newspapers, was voted the best recent book about the media by American Journalism Review in 1995.

He has sparred with the likes of Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, George Clooney, Barbara Walters, Ted Koppel, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Jim Lehrer, Keith Olbermann, Jimmy Carter, and John McCain. He has also written for such magazines as Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The New Republic, the Washington Monthly, New York magazine and Columbia Journalism Review.

Howard Kurtz Speaking Topics

  • The New Age of Twittering

    While others decry a Wild West environment where anyone can say anything, Howard Kurtz applauds the technology that empowers ordinary citizens and breaks the stranglehold of the establishment media. Journalists dismiss this movement at their peril, while consumers must learn to navigate this universe of insta-news and perpetual punditry by sorting facts from rumor and slander.

  • 2014 Political Showdown

    Howard Kurtz examines why President Obama's failures put the Democrats in a deep hole in the midterm elections. He scrutinizes the media coverage of both parties, the civil war between establishment Republicans and the Tea Party, and controversies surrounding such GOP figures as Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee. Kurtz also looks at why the President has flopped in his second term, how he lost the support of media liberals, the administration's crackdown on press access and its pushback against Fox News.

  • My Journey on Facebook and Twitter

    In this presentation, Kurtz examines how he became active on Facebook and Twitter and wound up with over 30,000 Twitter followers. He discusses how these social networks, especially Twitter, have become an important source of breaking news; given more influence to ordinary folks to distribute and comment on news; how network anchors and other media hotshots are trying to tap into the culture and share more of themselves; and how it's also become a land mine that has ended some journalistic careers.

  • Why Liberals Now Hate the Press

    After decades of conservative distrust, the media are now feeling the heat from disgusted liberals who see journalists as part of a corporate elite that abetted the Iraq war, coddled the Bush administration and are undermining the Obama White House. Kurtz explores the vitriolic atmosphere, the shortcomings of the press, and how some partisans on both sides are more interested in demonization than fairness.

  • The Collapse of the Mainstream Media

    The old journalistic establishment is dying from a series of self-inflicted wounds: arrogance, inaccuracy, blandness and the failure to adapt to a digital revolution that is slowly strangling newspapers. A reporter who predicted that newspapers faced irrelevance in the early 1990s, Kurtz offers a cold-eyed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the YouTube age and whether print publications can survive.

  • The New Age of Blogging and Twittering

    While others decry a Wild West environment where anyone can say anything, Kurtz applauds the technology that empowers ordinary citizens and breaks the stranglehold of the establishment media. Journalists dismiss this movement at their peril, while consumers must learn to navigate this universe of insta-news and perpetual punditry by sorting facts from rumor and slander.

Howard Kurtz Videos

  • Howard Kurtz Pathetic False Equivalence 'Journalism' - YouTube

Howard Kurtz Books

FAQs on booking Howard Kurtz

  • How do I book Howard Kurtz to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Howard Kurtz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Howard Kurtz, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Howard Kurtz or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Howard Kurtz

    Speaking fees for Howard Kurtz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Howard Kurtz are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Howard Kurtz, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Howard Kurtz speak about?

  • Where does Howard Kurtz travel from?

    Howard Kurtz generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Howard Kurtz’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Howard Kurtz for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Howard Kurtz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Howard Kurtz or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Howard Kurtz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The New Age of Twittering , 2014 Political Showdown , My Journey on Facebook and Twitter, Why Liberals Now Hate the Press, The Collapse of the Mainstream Media and The New Age of Blogging and Twittering. The estimated speaking fee range to book Howard Kurtz for your event is available upon request. Howard Kurtz generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Agus, Daniel Altman, Juan Williams, Calvin Trillin and David Corn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Howard Kurtz for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Howard Kurtz Speaking Topics

  • The New Age of Twittering

    While others decry a Wild West environment where anyone can say anything, Howard Kurtz applauds the technology that empowers ordinary citizens and breaks the stranglehold of the establishment media. Journalists dismiss this movement at their peril, while consumers must learn to navigate this universe of insta-news and perpetual punditry by sorting facts from rumor and slander.

  • 2014 Political Showdown

    Howard Kurtz examines why President Obama's failures put the Democrats in a deep hole in the midterm elections. He scrutinizes the media coverage of both parties, the civil war between establishment Republicans and the Tea Party, and controversies surrounding such GOP figures as Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee. Kurtz also looks at why the President has flopped in his second term, how he lost the support of media liberals, the administration's crackdown on press access and its pushback against Fox News.

  • My Journey on Facebook and Twitter

    In this presentation, Kurtz examines how he became active on Facebook and Twitter and wound up with over 30,000 Twitter followers. He discusses how these social networks, especially Twitter, have become an important source of breaking news; given more influence to ordinary folks to distribute and comment on news; how network anchors and other media hotshots are trying to tap into the culture and share more of themselves; and how it's also become a land mine that has ended some journalistic careers.

  • Why Liberals Now Hate the Press

    After decades of conservative distrust, the media are now feeling the heat from disgusted liberals who see journalists as part of a corporate elite that abetted the Iraq war, coddled the Bush administration and are undermining the Obama White House. Kurtz explores the vitriolic atmosphere, the shortcomings of the press, and how some partisans on both sides are more interested in demonization than fairness.

  • The Collapse of the Mainstream Media

    The old journalistic establishment is dying from a series of self-inflicted wounds: arrogance, inaccuracy, blandness and the failure to adapt to a digital revolution that is slowly strangling newspapers. A reporter who predicted that newspapers faced irrelevance in the early 1990s, Kurtz offers a cold-eyed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the YouTube age and whether print publications can survive.

  • The New Age of Blogging and Twittering

    While others decry a Wild West environment where anyone can say anything, Kurtz applauds the technology that empowers ordinary citizens and breaks the stranglehold of the establishment media. Journalists dismiss this movement at their peril, while consumers must learn to navigate this universe of insta-news and perpetual punditry by sorting facts from rumor and slander.

Howard Kurtz Speaker Videos

  • Howard Kurtz Pathetic False Equivalence 'Journalism' - YouTube

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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 a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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