Llewellyn King

Llewellyn King’s long and remarkable career in journalism began in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where he was born and raised, as a 16-year-old foreign correspondent for Time, UPI and two London newspapers, The Daily Express and The News Chronicle.

Before starting his own publishing group, King worked for a pantheon of British and American media outlets. As editor in chief of The Energy Daily, King Publishing Group’s flagship newsletter, he became renowned for his incisive reporting and commentary on the energy industry, and for his public speaking panache.

In chronological order, here is how King’s career has unfolded:

London: Executive, The Daily Mirror Group; reporter, Associated Newspapers; scriptwriter, BBC and ITN

New York: Assistant editor, foreign desk, The New York Herald Tribune; founder, Women Now, a monthly magazine targeted to emerging businesswomen in the 1960s

Baltimore:Copy editor and feature writer, The Baltimore News-American

Washington, D.C.: Assistant foreign editor, assistant travel editor and culture editor, The Washington Daily News; assistant editor, The Washington Post; Washington editor, McGraw-Hill’s Nucleonics Week

Founder, publisher, editor in chief, The Energy Daily; chief executive officer, King Publishing Group, whose award-winning newsletters, almost all of which he founded, included The Energy Daily, Defense Week, Navy News & Undersea Report, New Technology Week, Food & Drink Daily and White House Weekly

Host, “The Bull & The Bear” on the GoodLife Television Network and Jones Television

Founder, executive producer and host, “White House Chronicle” on PBS; regular contributor, Voice of America; contributor, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS (“The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”), NBC (“The Today Show,” “Meet The Press”), Westwood One (“The Jim Bohannon Show”), American University Radio (WAMU 88.5) and RTE (Ireland’s national radio and television broadcaster)

Regular commentary contributor to McClatchy newspapers; occasional contributor to newspapers and journals, including London’s Financial Times; and nationally syndicated columnist, North Star Writers Group

Author, “Washington and the World: 2001-2005” (University Press of America, 2006)

Stevens Institute of Technology awarded King an honorary doctorate in engineering, for his contribution to the public understanding of science and technology.

King has given more than 1,500 speeches, organized more than a thousand conferences, and traveled to over a hundred countries.

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