Conversations with Nicholas Kralev (May 2013 — present)
Host and executive producer of a weekly web TV program on diplomacy and global affairs, looking behind the scenes at the people and institutions that practice diplomacy and examining how effective they are — and how their work affects ordinary people’s lives. Guests include senior U.S. and foreign government officials, diplomats, foreign policy experts, journalists, business leaders and artists.
Kralev International LLC (June 2010 — present)
Founder and CEO of a consulting and training company in the fields of diplomacy, world affairs and global travel. Directed a study on Congressional attitudes toward the Foreign Service for the American Foreign Service Association. Leads seminars, training and advisory services on global travel, based on his book Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury.
The Washington Times (June 2001 — June 2010)
Diplomatic correspondent and business travel columnist. Covered the State Department and accompanied the secretary of state on 170 flights around the world. Wrote stories on all aspects of U.S. foreign policy and reported on developments in other countries. Also wrote a weekly business travel column, “On the Fly.”
The Financial Times (October 1999 — December 2002)
Special correspondent in the United States. Wrote feature articles and profiles for weekend edition on political, foreign and global affairs.
The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics (September 1999 — June 2001)
Assistant editor. Wrote and edited articles on press, politics and public policy for a quarterly academic journal. Managed a peer-review system. Worked with publisher on design and production.
The Changing United Nations (September 1998 — August 1999)
Editor-in-chief of a bimonthly journal. Assigned, edited and wrote articles on international affairs.
The Bond Buyer (March 1999 — August 1999)
Financial markets reporter. Wrote daily market stories for a wire service and daily newspaper. Covered U.S. Treasuries, municipals bonds and foreign exchange.
Futures World News (September 1998 — March 1999)
Financial markets reporter. Wrote daily market stories for a financial wire service. Covered foreign exchange markets, spot economic and business news, the New York Federal Reserve Board and the United Nations.
The Arizona Republic (June 1998 — August 1998)
Reporter/Pulliam fellow. Wrote news stories, features and profiles for daily edition and community section.
Newsday (January 1998 — May 1998)
Reporter/intern. Wrote news stories and features for Long Island metro desk.
The Scribe (September 1996 — May 1998)
Editor-in-chief of a college newspaper. Supervised 25 reporters, editors and photographers. Edited copy and wrote news stories, features and editorials.
CNN (May 1997 — August 1997)
Intern in CNN’s investigative unit. Conducted research and off-camera interviews. Assisted producers and correspondents in writing and editing.
The Bulgarian National Television (November 1993 — May 1996)
On-air reporter. Covered politics and higher education for two daytime and two evening newscast. Wrote, produced and presented four documentaries.
Glarus Radio (June 1993 — September 1993)
Hosted morning show three times weekly and afternoon show twice weekly in Burgas, Bulgaria.
The Free Coast Weekly (July 1992 — September 1993)
Reporter in Burgas, Bulgaria. Wrote news stories, features, profiles and editorials for a weekly newspaper.
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
Bachelor’s degree in mass communication, cum laude (1998)
- Nicholas Kralev is an author and expert on diplomacy, world affairs and global travel. He hosts the weekly TV program "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev." A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown over 2 million miles and visited more than 90 countries.
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Upcoming speaking engagements
APR 22, 2014 — BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
APR 24, 2014 — RIGA, LATVIA
APR 28, 2014 — PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
MAY 5, 2014 — CHISINAU, MOLDOVA
MAY 8, 2014 — SARAJEVO, BOSNIA
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