After a long, illustrious career in television journalism for both CBS and NBC News, Bernard Kalb sadly passed away at the age of 100.

On January 8, The Washington Post reported the sorrowful news of Kalb’s death at his North Bethesda residence due to “complications from a fall.”

On February 4, 1922, Kalb was ushered into the world in New York City. Following his stint in the Army after World War II, he began to pursue a career as a journalist and landed at The New York Times. With an unparalleled zeal for foreign affairs coverage, he eventually went on to become a TV correspondent for both CBS and NBC – always based abroad!

In 1984, he was given the important role of Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs during Ronald Reagan’s administration. Unfortunately, due to President Regan’s “disinformation campaign” against Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, he had to resign shortly after his appointment.

In 1993, Kalb became the beloved host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, where he stayed until 1998.

Among the programs on which Kalb would guest-star were Bicentennial Minutes, CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, The Bob Braun Show, and Scarborough Country. Making frequent appearances was also his trademark on CBS Sunday Morning.

In 1974, Kalb collaborated with his brother Marvin to compose and publish “Kissinger” – a biography on Henry Kissinger. The following year, they extended their creative collaboration by launching “The Last Ambassador” – a novel reflecting the fall of Saigon.