Richard Kaplan is an award-winning producer and pioneer in the journalism industry, as well as the President and Founder of Kaplan Media Partners.
As former president of CNN-U.S., senior vice president of ABC News, president of MSNBC, executive producer of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and executive producer of This Week with Christiane Amanpour, his expertise and experiences in TV news span 40 years of in-depth reporting and innovative producing on national and international stories and shows.
Complementing his distinguished broadcast journalism career, Kaplan has devoted a great deal of his time to education, lecturing on the topics of journalism, advertising and politics in media at universities across the country including Duke University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Cornell, Wellesley, Boston College, Columbia College, USC, Berkley, University of Pennsylvania, and his alma mater University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kaplan now heads a consulting and production company that he founded, Kaplan Media Partners, which works with a variety of communications companies, in television networks and in digital platforms. Kaplan also works with corporations to develop media strategies to better communicate with their own employees and clients and with the business world at large.
Kaplan has received numerous awards for his work, including 47 Emmy Awards, 4 Overseas Press Club Awards, and 3 George Foster Peabody Awards.