Political journalists from CNN, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune to speak on politics and elections

Frank Center panelists

The Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will host four of the country’s top political journalists—David Chalian from CNN, Domenico Montanaro from NPR, Vivian Salama from the Wall Street Journal, and Alice Yin from the Chicago Tribune—for a panel discussion on what it’s like to cover politics and elections in 2022. 

Titled “Reporting on Politics and Elections in 2022,” the panel will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6-7 p.m., in the Knight Auditorium of Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana.

The event is free and open to the public and will be broadcast live via Zoom; register to join via Zoom at https://go.illinois.edu/politics-elections-2022

Panelists include:

  • David Chalian, CNN Political Director
  • Domenico Montanaro, NPR Senior Political Editor
  • Vivian Salama, Wall Street Journal National Security Reporter 
  • Alice Yin, Chicago Tribune City Hall Reporter
  • Moderator: Colleen King, Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Journalism

The panelists will weigh in on the upcoming midterm elections and potential national outcomes, from the fate of President Joe Biden to the control of Congress, and more. Audience questions will be welcomed toward the end of the hour or may be submitted through the Zoom registration form.

David Chalian is CNN's vice president of political coverage and political director. In his role, Chalian oversees CNN's daily political coverage across all platforms, the polling and decision desk operations, and helps guide the editorial content for the network's special event political programming.

Domenico Montanaro is NPR's senior political editor/correspondent. Based in Washington, D.C., his work appears on air and online delivering analysis of the political climate in Washington and campaigns. 

Vivian Salama covers national security for the Wall Street Journal, based in Washington. She has covered U.S. foreign policy and national security issues for nearly two decades, reporting from more than 75 countries. Most recently, she has reported extensively from Ukraine.

Alice Yin is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune’s metro desk, responsible for covering the ins and outs of Cook County government and the Obama Presidential Center. 

This event is presented by the Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media at the University of Illinois College of Media. 

Learn more at https://media.illinois.edu/frankcenterpanel2022

For more information, please contact Colleen King, director of the Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media and clinical assistant professor of journalism, at cck@illinois.edu.