CNN principal Washington anchor
As one of the media's most daring innovators, and most trusted voices, Bernard Shaw championed unfaltering journalistic ethics and changed forever the very nature of broadcast journalism.
A founding member of the CNN anchor team, Bernard Shaw is both a trailblazer and one of the most respected figures in the history of journalism. One of the first African-American news anchors on a major news outlet, Shaw provided a considered and substantive approach that created a new industry standard. A media veteran of 37 years, Shaw stood at the epicenter of world-changing events Watergate, the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit, Tiananmen Square, the Oklahoma City bombing. His exclusive interview with Saddam Hussein made media history, and his heroic live reports from Operation Desert Storm became the subject of HBO's critically acclaimed film, Live From Baghdad. Today he shares his wealth of experience and helps audiences decipher the complexities of the American political landscape.