Journalist Robert Costa returns for President’s Lecture Series

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Journalist Robert Costa returns for President’s Lecture Series

Robert Costa, a national political reporter with The Washington Post and a moderator for PBS’s “Washington Week,” will return as a guest speaker for the President’s Lecture Series at Fresno State, where he will engage in a conversation with Jim Boren, former executive editor of The Fresno Bee and director of the University’s Institute for Media and Public Trust.

“An In-Depth Conversation with Robert Costa: Inside the Trump White House, Congress and the Future for Both Parties” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Save Mart Center. The conversation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The President’s Lecture Series features prominent national guests invited to campus by Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro. The series began three years ago.

“Given Mr. Costa’s insightful lecture he delivered last year when he was on campus, we are very pleased he is returning this month with a format that will be equally as appealing to our diverse audience,” Castro said.

Other national figures who have participated are New York Times columnist David Brooks (2016), presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (2016), New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas L. Friedman (2017) and presidential historian Michael Beschloss (2018). Costa was a featured guest in fall 2017.

The President’s Lecture series brings speakers to campus to further inform the community on matters that impact the vitality of the Valley. Last year, Costa provided insight on the challenging political climate.

Costa is also a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. His daily reporting includes in-depth coverage of both Congress and the White House. He has regularly interviewed President Donald Trump since 2013. Costa has also concentrated on the evolution of the Republican Party.

Costa holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge.

His previous work includes serving as National Review’s Washington editor, a CNBC political analyst and a fellow at The Wall Street Journal.

The appearance is co-sponsored by the Institute for Media and Public Trust, The Fresno Bee, Valley PBS and KSEE24.

This free event is open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. Parking at the Save Mart Center will be free.

For more information or for disability accommodations, call 559.278.2324.