That Said with Michael Zeldin – Special Guest, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta


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Join Michael Zeldin as he speaks with CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, to hear details of history’s most unconventional presidency and its unprecedented relationship with the DC press corps. Acosta, considered one of the nation’s foremost political correspondents, will reveal the backstories the public has yet to hear about the White House and its contentious dealings with reporters.  Acosta will share highlights from his best-selling book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America”.

That said, Acosta will describe what it was like to hear Trump call him out at a press conference as a “rude and terrible person” who “CNN should be ashamed to have working for them”. He’ll also describe the incidents that led  the White House to dub him “public enemy number one” and have the press office revoke his press credentials.  In these waning days of the Trump Administration, Acosta will offer insights about what journalists can expect from President Trump and the incoming Biden administration.

Introduction by Lawrence J. Parnell, Associate Professor & Program Director, Masters in Strategic Public Relations – GSPM, Adjunct Professor – School of Business, The George Washington University


Jim Acosta

Chief White House Correspondent


Jim Acosta is CNN chief White House correspondent, currently covering the Trump administration and previously covered the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. He regularly covers presidential press conferences, visits by heads of states, and issues impacting the Executive Branch of the federal government. Acosta also reported from the 2016 campaign trail following Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Acosta has received several awards including The National Association of Hispanic Journalists 2017 Presidential Award, the SJSU Journalism School 2018 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Award, and was a part of the CNN team that won an Emmy for their 2012 presidential campaign coverage. In 2019, he was honored with the annual “Truth to Power” award from the New York Press Club, which is given to individuals “whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists.” In addition to his reporting, Acosta’s debut book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” which focuses on his experience covering President Trump during his first two years in office, was released in June 2019 and became a New York Times bestseller.

Follow Jim on Twitter @Acosta

Purchase The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America”

Michael Zeldin

Michael Zeldin is a well-known and highly-regarded TV and radio analyst/commentator.

He has covered many high-profile matters, including the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Gore v. Bush court challenges, Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the Trump impeachment proceedings. 

In 2019, Michael was a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he taught a study group on Independent Investigations of Presidents.

Previously, Michael was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as Deputy Independent/ Independent Counsel, investigating allegations of tampering with presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s passport files, and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee, October Surprise Task Force, investigating the handling of the American hostage situation in Iran.

Michael is a prolific writer and has published Op-ed pieces for, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post.

Follow Michael On Twitter @MichaelZeldin



With appreciation to the Foreign Press Association for your support of the event!


  1. Tsipi Ben Haim on at 11:58 AM

    As a democrat, I watched CNN from the beginning of its founding and loved it.
    Unfortunately through the years, the reporting became more and more one-sided so I visit more channels to get more Equally informed.
    Don’t you think that it’s important for Journalists to be mostly objective with the News they report on?

    For instance, one Journalist I Loved to tune into was CNN’s chief International Anchor and host on Public TV -Christiane Amanpour, but since her false dreadful analogy of the KrystalNacht to the Trump Administration, she fueled HATE that can’t be erased! I NEVER WATCH HER AGAIN!

    Tsipi Ben-Haim
    Correspondent Jewish Business News

  2. Gabriel Plesea on at 2:11 PM

    Good presentation of the WH behind the scenes journalism. Yet, I see CNN as too biased, favoring leftist socialist-democrats: coming from a former communist country I don’t trust this is good for the US.

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