Myron Belkind

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Myron Belkind
Alma materColumbia University

Myron Belkind is an American journalist, business executive and former president of the National Press Club.[1][2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Belkind graduated with a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1961 and subsequently obtained an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1962.[5]


Belkind has served in various positions throughout his international four-decade career as a journalist.[6][7]

From 1962 to 2004, he worked with the Associated Press (AP), where he first started as Editor for the New York National Desk and subsequently served as Pulitzer Traveling Fellow in Southeast Asia. In the following decades he served as foreign correspondent around the world and, as bureau chief, led offices in Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, London and Tokyo.[8][9]

Since 2005, Belkind has served as faculty member of the George Washington University, where he is currently a lecturer at the Columbian College of Arts and Science's School of Media & Public Affairs and an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Political Management, where he teaches journalism writing and reporting.[10][11]

Memberships and affiliations[edit]

Since 2005, Belkind has served in different positions at the National Press Club, eventually becoming the club's 107th president in 2014.[1][12] Belkind has also served as President of the Foreign Correspondent Clubs in Japan, New Delhi and London.[2]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

In 2009, Belkind received the Alumni Award from the Columbia Journalism School.[13]

In 2015, Belkind received an award for achievement by the World Affairs Council of DC.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Belkind is married to Rachel. The couple is based in Washington, D.C.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b "Myron Belkind elected 107th NPC president". National Press Club. 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  2. ^ a b c Lawn, Connie (2014-01-26). "The National Press Club Reaches the World". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  3. ^ Gold, Hadas. "Press Club protests DOD on reported beating of Afghan journalist". POLITICO. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  4. ^ a b "Former NPC president Myron Belkind an inspiration to journalists". National Press Club. 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  5. ^ "ColumbiaYou - Reflections on Forty Years as an AP Foreign Correspondent". ColumbiaYou. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  6. ^ (PDF) Retrieved 2018-12-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Hanrahan, Tim (2014-05-13). "Rubio: Climate Laws Won't Stop Storms, or China". WSJ. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  8. ^ "A.P. Line Is Restored by India After Being Shut Down 2½ Days". The New York Times. 1975-07-31. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  9. ^ Lakshman, Narayan (2014-01-26). "India extravaganza at Press Club gala". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  10. ^ "Myron Belkind | Graduate School of Political Management | The George Washington University". Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  11. ^ "Myron Belkind | School of Media & Public Affairs (SMPA) | The George Washington University". Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  12. ^ "Please Welcome 25 New Club Members". National Press Club. 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  13. ^ "Columbia Journalism School: Past Alumni Award Winners".
  14. ^ Lawn, Connie (2014-11-21). "Cultural Festival at the National Press Club". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-12-18.