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Myron Kandel ’52

Myron Kandel ’52

  • Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Investment Committee

Myron Kandel was one of the founders of CNN and served as its financial editor and economic commentator for 25 years. In 2000, he was named one of the ten most influential financial journalists of the 20th century.

Mr. Kandel started his journalism career as a copy boy for The New York Times, working nights while completing his senior year at Brooklyn College. He earned a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and subsequently taught journalism there and at CCNY. He served as the financial editor of three newspapers: the Washington Star, the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Post. He was also a foreign correspondent for the Herald Tribune, a reporter for The New York Times and the editor of the New York Law Journal.

Following his retirement from CNN in 2005, he served as the founder and president of the New Hampshire-based Initiative for Corporate Responsibility and Investor Protection.

Mr. Kandel has been the president of five journalism groups, including the New York Financial Writers’ Association and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He is the recipient for four honorary doctorate degrees.

In 2002, he and his wife endowed the Thelma ’54 and Myron Kandel ’52 Internships, which support Brooklyn College students who intern in challenging, but often low-paying positions. As former sports editor of the Brooklyn College Vanguard while a student, he helps judge the candidates for the annual Vanguard Prize for student journalism.