Project on the Practice of Diplomacy (September 2012 — present)
Executive director of the project to establish the Center on the Practice of Diplomacy. The center’s mission is to demystify and humanize the profession of diplomacy in order to elevate its importance to U.S. national security in the public consciousness.
Kralev International LLC (June 2010 — present)
Founder and CEO of an air travel consulting and training company. Seminars, corporate training and travel advisory services are designed to help travelers master the unique combination of paying the lowest available fares while flying in luxury and enjoying a seamless journey.
The Washington Times (June 2001 — June 2010)
Diplomatic correspondent and business-travel columnist. Wrote daily news stories and features from the State Department, the National Security Council, foreign embassies or other foreign policy forums and events in Washington. Interviewed foreign leaders visiting the United States. Traveled with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright — and on individual assignments to cover events or conduct interviews overseas. Edited wire-service copy and articles filed by reporters abroad. 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. Traveled in the United States and abroad for interviews or coverage of events. Interviewed Sharon Stone, Denzel Washington, Kevin Costner, Anjelica Huston, Tim Robbins, Cybill Shepherd, John Malkovich, Conan O’Brien, Walter Cronkite, Rob Lowe, Larry King, Helen Thomas, Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice, among others.
The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics (September 1999 — June 2001)
Assistant editor in Cambridge, Mass. Wrote and edited articles on press, politics and public policy for a quarterly academic journal. Managed a peer-review system and corresponded with authors and reviewers. Worked with publisher on design and production.
The Changing United Nations (September 1998 — August 1999)
Editor-in-chief based in New York. Assigned, edited and wrote articles on international affairs. Designed and produced a bimonthly journal.
The Bond Buyer (March 1999 — August 1999)
Financial markets reporter in New York. 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 in New York. 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 in Phoenix. Wrote news stories, features and profiles for daily edition and community section.
Newsday (January 1998 — May 1998)
Reporter/intern in Melville, N.Y. Wrote news stories and features for Long Island metro desk.
The Scribe (September 1996 — May 1998)
Editor-in-chief in Bridgeport, Conn. Responsible for content and design of biweekly college newspaper. Supervised 25 reporters, editors and photographers. Edited copy and wrote news stories, features and editorials.
CNN (May 1997 — August 1997)
Intern in Washington. Summer internship at CNN’s investigative unit. Conducted research and off-camera interviews. Assisted producers and correspondents in writing and editing.
The Washington Times (June 1997 — August 1997)
Intern in Washington. Summer internship on the foreign desk. Wrote news stories and features on foreign affairs issues. Covered foreign policy events and interviewed foreign leaders visiting the United States.
The Black Sea Beacon (July 1996 — August 1996)
Reporter in Burgas, Bulgaria. Wrote news stories, features, profiles and editorials for a daily newspaper.
The Bulgarian National Television (November 1993 — May 1996)
Reporter in Sofia, Bulgaria. Wrote and produced daily news stories on 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 (September 1996 — May 1998)
Bachelor’s degree in mass communication, cum laude.
University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria (October 1993 — June 1996)
Undergraduate program in journalism and mass communication.
- Nicholas Kralev is an author and expert on diplomacy, global affairs and air travel. 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 83 countries.
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