At Lunch with Brian Lehrer
Julie Salamon (NY Times & Wall Street Journal) sits down with WNYC and podcast host Brian Lehrer. Lehrer is host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio’s daily call-in program, covering politics and life, locally and globally. The live show airs weekdays from 10am-noon on WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820 and wnyc.org. He also hosts Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast. The New York Times has called Lehrer a “master interviewer.” David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, says Lehrer is “the equivalent of Lebron James or Steph Curry in the interviewing game.” New York Magazine put him on its “dream dinner party guest list.” The Brian Lehrer Show was recognized with a 2007 George Foster Peabody Award for “Radio That Builds Community Rather Than Divides.” Political guests have ranged from Barack Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Mitch McConnell and Boris Johnson, and beyond. Lehrer has been a questioner in televised New York City Mayoral Debates for every election since 1997. Lehrer is also a commentator on local and national issues on television and in print. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, NY1, and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. He has written op-ed pieces for publications including The New York Times, The Daily News, Newsday, and Slate. In addition to the Peabody, Lehrer has won numerous awards, including seven Associated Press New York Broadcasters “Best Interview” Awards since 2000 and two “Best Talk Show” awards from The Garden State Journalists Association. Lehrer holds master’s degrees in public health from Columbia University and journalism from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s in music and mass communications from the State University of New York at Albany.