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Back by Popular Demand, WaPo’s Robert Costa Returns to Fresno



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Acclaimed Washington Post and television journalist Robert Costa likes Fresno. After all, he’s delivering a speech at the President’s Lecture Series at Fresno State for the second year in a row.

“This is a community that is very engaged in politics, that really cares about policy and our national conversation,” Costa told GV Wire, previewing his event.

“It will be a conversation … talking through what’s happening on Capitol Hill, inside the White House, and the outlook for 2019 and 2020.” — Robert Costa

Like last year, Costa will talk about life covering the Trump White House. This time, it will be more of a conversation than a lecture.

“It will be a conversation … talking through what’s happening on Capitol Hill, inside the White House, and the outlook for 2019 and 2020,” Costa said.

Former Fresno Bee executive editor Jim Boren will conduct the conversation. Boren is now the executive director of the Institute for Media and Public Trust at Fresno State.

GV Wire also asked Costa about the controversy of CNN reporter Jim Acosta (he wholeheartedly supports him) and Nancy Pelosi’s prospects of returning as Speaker of the House (“she’s a savvy political player”). To watch his answers, click on the video above.

Event Details

Who: Washington Post political reporter, host of PBS’s “Washington Week” and MSNBC contributor Robert Costa

What: Costa’s conversation is titled “An In-Depth Conversation with Robert Costa: Inside the Trump White House, Congress and the Future for Both Parties”

When: Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)

Where: Save Mart Center at Fresno State

Cost: Tickets and parking are free.

Listen to 2017 Interview with Costa

You can listen to David Taub interview Costa last year at this link.

Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email