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Moderator, "Intelligence Squared US"; Correspondent, ABC News

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John Donvan is co-author of "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism," a history of autism scheduled for publication in January 2016 by Crown Books. Donvan is also a contributing correspondent to ABC News, where, in a three decade long career, his career postings have included: Chief White House Correspondent, Chief Moscow Correspondent, Amman Bureau Chief, Jerusalem Correspondent, London Correspondent, Eastern Europe Correspondent, and, most recently, a regular correspondent for Nightline.

Donvan attended Regis High School in New York City and graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He and his wife, Dr. Ranit Mishori, a physician and health reporter, have two children.

Donvan began his career at age 25 for ABC Radio as a foreign correspondent in 1980. In 1982, the network promoted him to television. He was assigned to Jerusalem on the West Bank and the rest of the Arab world. From 1985-88, he worked for CNN, as a London-based correspondent, covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Donvan rejoined ABC in 1988, and has been there ever since. Based in London, and later Moscow, he covered nearly all of the major news events overseas through the 1980s and the 1990s. This includes; the collapse of Communism (he was in Red Square the night the Soviet flag came down, and in Romania when Nicolae Ceauşescu was arrested); the Iran–Iraq War; both Persian Gulf Wars (1990-1991 and 2003-2001); two Royal Weddings; the assassination of Anwar Sadat; the bombing of the marine barracks in Beirut; and the end of the nuclear arms race.

Donvan returned to New York in 1993, where he contributed to ABC News' magazine programs and World News Tonight, and occasionally served as an anchor on Good Morning America and weekend news broadcasts. In 1997, he was assigned to the network's Washington, DC bureau, and the White House beat, covering the campaign finance scandal and the president's travels abroad. He joined Nightline in 1998 and continues contributuing to that program, as well as writing essay style pieces for World News with Diance Sawyer.

Donvan also serves as moderator of Intelligence Squared US, a forum that gathers together experts to debate propositions concerning serious topics of public interest in Oxford Union-style debates which may be heard on NPR, and on Fora.TV. In addition, Donvan is an avid storyteller, premiering his first one man show -- "Lose the Kid"—in Washington, DC in September 2013, under the auspices of SpeakeasyDC.

Donvan has won three Emmy Awards, several Overseas Press Club Awards, two Cine Golden Eagles, and has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists, the Committee of 100, and the Media Action Network for Asian-Americans.

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John Donvan

Moderator, "Intelligence Squared US"; Correspondent, ABC News

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John Donvan Biography

John Donvan is co-author of "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism," a history of autism scheduled for publication in January 2016 by Crown Books. Donvan is also a contributing correspondent to ABC News, where, in a three decade long career, his career postings have included: Chief White House Correspondent, Chief Moscow Correspondent, Amman Bureau Chief, Jerusalem Correspondent, London Correspondent, Eastern Europe Correspondent, and, most recently, a regular correspondent for Nightline.

Donvan attended Regis High School in New York City and graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He and his wife, Dr. Ranit Mishori, a physician and health reporter, have two children.

Donvan began his career at age 25 for ABC Radio as a foreign correspondent in 1980. In 1982, the network promoted him to television. He was assigned to Jerusalem on the West Bank and the rest of the Arab world. From 1985-88, he worked for CNN, as a London-based correspondent, covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Donvan rejoined ABC in 1988, and has been there ever since. Based in London, and later Moscow, he covered nearly all of the major news events overseas through the 1980s and the 1990s. This includes; the collapse of Communism (he was in Red Square the night the Soviet flag came down, and in Romania when Nicolae Ceauşescu was arrested); the Iran–Iraq War; both Persian Gulf Wars (1990-1991 and 2003-2001); two Royal Weddings; the assassination of Anwar Sadat; the bombing of the marine barracks in Beirut; and the end of the nuclear arms race.

Donvan returned to New York in 1993, where he contributed to ABC News' magazine programs and World News Tonight, and occasionally served as an anchor on Good Morning America and weekend news broadcasts. In 1997, he was assigned to the network's Washington, DC bureau, and the White House beat, covering the campaign finance scandal and the president's travels abroad. He joined Nightline in 1998 and continues contributuing to that program, as well as writing essay style pieces for World News with Diance Sawyer.

Donvan also serves as moderator of Intelligence Squared US, a forum that gathers together experts to debate propositions concerning serious topics of public interest in Oxford Union-style debates which may be heard on NPR, and on Fora.TV. In addition, Donvan is an avid storyteller, premiering his first one man show -- "Lose the Kid"—in Washington, DC in September 2013, under the auspices of SpeakeasyDC.

Donvan has won three Emmy Awards, several Overseas Press Club Awards, two Cine Golden Eagles, and has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists, the Committee of 100, and the Media Action Network for Asian-Americans.

John Donvan Videos

  • John Donvan on the FDA - Intelligence Squared U.S. - YouTube
  • Interfaith At Adas Israel - John Donvan's Story - YouTube

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  • How to book John Donvan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Donvan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for John Donvan, 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 John Donvan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Donvan?

    Booking fees for John Donvan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 John Donvan, 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 John Donvan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Donvan 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 John Donvan 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 John Donvan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Donvan 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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  • John Donvan on the FDA - Intelligence Squared U.S. - YouTube
    Interfaith At Adas Israel - John Donvan's Story - YouTube

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