Bruce Konviser

Bruce Konviser covers the Czech Republic for GlobalPost. Konviser arrived in Prague in the waning days of Czechoslovakia, in 1992, and has chronicled the country's transition to democracy and Western integration. From London to Moscow to Tirana, Albania, and many points in between, he has written and broadcast news stories about political, social, commercial and environmental developments. His work has been published in more than two dozen newspapers and magazines, including Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal Europe. He is also an on-air contributor to various broadcast outlets, including: CNN, France24, Deutsche Welle TV, Al-Jazeera, NPR, CBC (Canada) and DW (Germany). He covered the first round of NATO enlargement in 1999, when the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary joined the alliance. In 2000 he interviewed Lech Walesa during the waning days of his failed bid for another term as president of Poland, and he interviewed Czech President Vaclav Havel, before his departure from office in 2003. In 2002, when record-setting floods swept through Prague and the region, he did live, around the-clock, reporting for CNN and also began filing for NPR's "Newscast." A CASE Media Fellow in International Affairs at the University of Maryland at College Park, he has a master's in Communication: Journalism and Public Affairs from the American University in Washington, D.C. He has a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in history from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ.