Llewellyn King is the creator, executive producer and host of “White House Chronicle,” a weekly news and public affairs program, airing nationwide on more than 200 PBS and public, educational and government (PEG) access television stations and the commercial AMGTV Network, and worldwide on Voice of America Television.
An audio version of “White House Chronicle” airs four times weekends on SiriusXM Radio’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), Channel 124. King is a regular commentator on the channel’s “Morning Briefing with Tim Farley.”
In addition to broadcasting, King writes a weekly column for the InsideSources Syndicate. Previously, his column was distributed by the Hearst-New York Times Syndicate and Knight-Ridder Newspapers.
University Press of America published a collection of King’s columns in 2006, entitled, “Washington and The World 2001-2005.” The columns appeared mainly in Knight-Ridder newspapers, including The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer and The Columbus Dispatch.
King was the founder and publisher of The Energy Daily. The newsletter was the flagship of his award-winning King Publishing Group, which he sold in 2006. The group’s other titles included Defense Week, New Technology Week, Navy News & Undersea Technology and White House Weekly.
Over the years, King’s insightful reporting and analysis of the energy industry led to frequent guest spots on TV news shows, including NBC’s “Meet the Press” and PBS’s “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” and on CNN.
King’s remarkable career in journalism began in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, where he was hired (at age 16) as a foreign correspondent for Time magazine. He also reported from Africa for London’s Daily Express and News Chronicle and United Press.
Moving to London in 1959, King worked as an executive for The Daily Mirror Group, a reporter for Associated Newspapers, and a news writer for BBC and ITN.
After moving to the United States in the 1960s, King worked as an editor and reporter for The New York Herald Tribune, The Baltimore News-American, The Washington Daily News and The Washington Post.
A stint at McGraw-Hill’s Nucleonics Week led to his founding The Energy Daily, before the energy crisis broke out in 1973. But it wasn’t King’s first trailblazing publication: It was Women Now, a monthly magazine targeted to emerging professional women in the 1960s. “Women Now didn’t liberate any women, but it liberated all my money,” King quips.
Before creating “White House Chronicle,” King hosted “The Bull and The Bear,” a daily stock market program that aired on the GoodLife and Jones cable television networks in the mid-1990s. His co-host on the program was journalist Linda Gasparello, who’s been his co-host on “White House Chronicle” since its inception.
In 2011, King created ME/CFS Alert, a YouTube channel that has provided a lifeline to victims of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. His aim was “to comfort the sick, to inform medical professionals, and to stimulate research” on this life-robbing disease. These videos have had thousands of views. In 2013, he started a GoFundMe campaign for ME/CFS Alert.
King has given more than 2,000 speeches. He is an erudite commentator on energy, foreign affairs, Congress and the White House, small business, science and technology, and journalism. He has organized more than 1,000 conferences on issues ranging from nuclear energy to landmine removal, Social Security preservation and campaign finance reform.
For his longtime contribution to the understanding of science and technology, King received an honorary doctorate in engineering from The Stevens Institute of Technology.
King’s hobbies involve things that move: light airplanes, boats and horses. One that involves a thing that doesn’t move: a good chair for reading.
To book Llewellyn King, please call him directly at (202) 662-9731.
Or call Linda Gasparello at (202) 662-9745; or (202) 441-2703 (cell).