Mike Walter

Mike Walter

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Mike Walter is a five time Emmy award winning broadcast journalist. He currently serves as general news anchor on the nightly CGTN-America News hour. For two years he also hosted CGTN-America’s flagship weekly talk show, “The Heat”. The 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter, legendary U.S. broadcaster Tom Brokaw, U.S. Senator Carl Levin, disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and multiple Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman were among those interviewed by Walter. In April of 2014 Walter cycled off the Heat and began hosting a new one hour weekly talk show. “Full Frame” has featured interviews with Bill Gates, Yo Yo Ma, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Herbie Hancock, and Deepak Chopra.

Walter has won a number of prestigious honors during his 20 plus years as a broadcast journalist. In 2010, Walter won the Ted Yates Memorial award, a special Emmy only given by unanimous vote of the board of directors of the Washington Chapter of the National Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences.

In 2005, Walter became the only local broadcast news anchor to ever win the coveted Dart Ochberg Fellowship.

Before joining CGTN-America, Walter enjoyed worldwide attention for his first independent documentary project, “Breaking News, Breaking Down”. The film was selected as one of the three best documentary shorts by Moving Pictures magazine. It was also chosen as Best Documentary Short at the Cannes Independent Film Festival, one of six awards the film collected before it was bought by PBS. Profiles on Walter and the film have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, and Journalistan (A magazine devoted to journalists in Sweden) and the Australian. The film has screened in close to a dozen countries.

Walter witnessed the Pentagon attack in 2001 while working as Senior Correspondent at USA TODAY LIVE. He shared his first person account of watching the 9/11 attack with the BBC, CBS, CNN, and the Canadian Broadcasting Network. He also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show, and his 9/11 story was featured in People Magazine. In addition, Walter was a key contributor to two books about the 9/11 attacks, “Broadcasting through Crisis”, and “Covering Catastrophe”. In addition part of his oral history of the attack is part of the collection on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum which opened in May of 2014.

STORIES BY MIKE WALTER

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February 9, 2024

The Heat: Spring Festival 2024

China’s Spring Festival Gala kicked off the New Year on Friday. The week-long holiday starts the celebration of the Year of the Loong or Dragon. Watched by nearly 700 million people, it’s believed to be the world’s most-watched TV program. Joining us:  Yan Liang is […] Read More...
January 15, 2024

Full Frame: The Future of Education

Education is the foundation upon which we build the future of our society. Historically, a luxury, today education is a critical part of our modern world. But is everyone getting their fair shake? In this episode of Full Frame we look at how we are […] Read More...
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November 7, 2023

The Heat: China-Australia Relations

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, in a show of improved ties between the two nations. It’s been seven years since an Australian prime minister visited China. Trade tensions and security concerns impacted the relationship but both governments […] Read More...
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November 2, 2023

The Heat: Israel-Hamas Conflict

Israel says its military has entered Gaza City in what’s expected to be a long and deadly ground invasion.  According to the Palestinian Health Authority, more than 9,000 people have been killed since October 7th when Hamas fighters entered Israel and killed 1,400 Israelis.  Meanwhile, […] Read More...
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November 2, 2023

The Heat: Ten Years of Belt and Road

China is helping connect Europe and Asia with its global development project, the Belt and Road Initiative. Hungary, the first European country to join the BRI, hails it as a clear success.   The Hungary-Serbia Railway is a landmark Belt and Road project that is set […] Read More...
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October 31, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Politics

Just a few days into his new role, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson unveiled a stand-alone bill to provide $14.3 billion in aid to Israel. Last week, President Biden requested nearly $106 billion that would also include aid, not just for Israel, but for Ukraine, […] Read More...
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October 26, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Politics

Mike Johnson has been elected the 56th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. House Republicans have been in a stalemate for weeks over who would become the next speaker.  How will this impact the Democrats and a Congress trying to pass legislation? Joining the […] Read More...
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October 11, 2023

The Heat: U.S. Politics

U.S. Republicans nominated Steve Scalise to be the next House speaker following the ouster of Kevin McCarthy last week. Now, Scalise needs to get enough votes to win the gavel.  Meanwhile, Washington is dealing with a looming budget crisis, a record flow of migrants at […] Read More...
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October 3, 2023

The Heat: Belt and Road in Africa

China is marking the 10th anniversary of its massive Belt and Road Initiative. In the past decade, African countries have seen transformative changes to their economies. For more on how BRI is impacting Africa, joining us: Ebrahim Rasool is a former South African Ambassador to […] Read More...
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