Dean Lee Kamlet, former ABC News executive, available to discuss Barbara Walters’ anticipated retirement


Barbara Walters attends our 2012 Fred Friendly First Amendment Award luncheon.

Lee Kamlet, dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University and a former ABC News executive, is available to comment on Barbara Walters who is expected to retire from ABC News in 2014.

“While I never worked directly with her, I can say they broke the mold with Barbara Walters,” said Kamlet, who was a producer, editor and writer at ABC News before joining Quinnipiac in 2011. “When you consider the body of her work over the course of her career, it seems unimaginable that one person could be so accomplished. She broke story after story, interviewing presidents, dictators, celebrities and common folk, always asking just the right question. She broke through the glass ceiling, clearing the way for so many other women in broadcast journalism. And she boosted ABC News from its position as “the other network” to a position of prominence, helping to make it the powerhouse that it has become.”

An Emmy Award-winning producer, Kamlet has extensive broadcast journalism experience, having served as head writer for ABC News’ “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “World News with Charles Gibson.” Before that, Kamlet was a producer for “Dateline NBC,” ABC News’ “Primetime Live” and various ABC News specials.

To speak to Kamlet, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations at Quinnipiac, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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