Allan Wolper

Host of Conversations with Allan Wolper

Allan Wolper

Allan Wolper is known as a "journalist's journalist." A superb interviewer, investigative reporter, documentary producer and ethics columnist, he has been honored by every journalism medium. Wolper has won over 50 awards, including, television's prestigious Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award. He won the National Headliner Award for his radio commentaries, and has been honored by Northwestern University, The Pennsylvania State University, the New York Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the National Press Club for his ethics columns in Editor and Publisher Magazine.

He began his career as a reporter for The Providence Journal, then went on to be a political writer for The Associated Press, the Political Editor of the New York Post, and the Managing Editor and columnist for The Soho-Weekly News, an arts and politics newspaper in New York City.

In television he was a writer/producer at WABC-TV and then became host and producer of Right to Know, a multi-award winning public affairs and documentary series that was broadcast on Suburban Cable, New Jersey Network, WNYC-TV and other public broadcast and cable stations. The Star-Ledger called Right To know "super public affairs telecasting."

Since 1989, Wolper has been writing commentaries and conducting interviews for WBGO-FM. For three years he hosted and produced a series on the media that The Asbury Park Press called "one of the most interesting talk shows on public radio."

His conversation with former New York Times reporter Earl Caldwell won first place in 2007 for best interview from both the New York chapter of The National Association of Black Journalists and PRNDI, Public Radio News Directors Inc. The Caldwell interview was the impetus for the new half hour podcast, "Conversations with Allan Wolper."

Wolper, a professor of Journalism at Rutgers-Newark University, is a contributing editor at Editor and Publisher, a publication distributed worldwide.

The National Headliner Award judges had this to say about his radio work: "Wolper offers thoughtful commentary on a variety of subjects and he doesn't pull any punches. This is radio commentary that carries a message and does it with style."

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