Roberta Baskin

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Roberta Baskin
EducationHigh School of Performing Arts
Alma materElmira College
OccupationInvestigative journalist, Nonprofit director
Notable credit(s)
NOW with Bill Moyers
48 Hours
Parent(s)Alan Baskin and Suzanne Pallister[1]

Roberta Baskin is an American journalist and nonprofit director. She is the Executive Director of the AIM2Flourish global learning initiative, hosted at Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Early life and education[edit]

Baskin grew up in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. She attended New York's High School of Performing Arts, graduating in 1969.[2] She later attended Elmira College.[1]


Baskin began her career as an investigative reporter in Chicago.[3] She was the senior Washington correspondent for NOW with Bill Moyers, senior investigative producer for the ABC newsmagazine 20/20, chief investigative correspondent for the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours,[3] and contributed special reports to the CBS Evening News. Later, she was the Director of the Investigative Team at WJLA-TV[4] in Washington, D.C. until early 2009.

She has served as the Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity,[5] Until March 2014, Baskin served as the Director of Media Communications for the Office of the Inspector General at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Baskin is active in journalism organizations and has been a guest lecturer internationally. She served on the Board of Directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism for thirteen years, was elected to a term on the Board of Directors for Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has served on the Nieman Fellows Selection Committee and the Executive Committee of the Nieman Foundation's Advisory Board,[citation needed] Baskin currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Images and Voices of Hope. She also serves on the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Committee and is on the Board of Advisors for Earth's Call Fund.[6][7]


Baskin has won more than 75 journalism prizes,[3] including three duPont-Columbia University Awards,[8] two George Foster Peabody Awards, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Radio-Television News Directors Edward R. Murrow Award, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, and numerous Emmy Awards, including the Ted Yates Emmy Award for Outstanding Service to the Community.

Baskin has been honored with a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, and an Ethics Fellowship at the Poynter Institute.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Brennan, Patricia. "'THIS IS ROBERTA BASKIN_I THINK YOU ARE MY FATHER,'" The Washington Post (May 10, 1987).
  2. ^ "Notable Alumni," Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School website. Accessed Oct. 31, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c staff. "Roberta Baskin," (June 9, 1998).
  4. ^ Maynard, John. "Roberta Baskin Returns to WJLA To Head I-Team," The Washington Post (March 13, 2007).
  5. ^ "Roberta Baskin Joins HHS as Adviser". The Washington Post. August 3, 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Earth's Call. Are you Listening? | Real Leaders".
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2009-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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