Bob Calo began his career in television at KQED in San Francisco, where he produced daily news and documentaries for the local and national PBS audience. He moved to New York to join ABC News “Primetime Live,” and then to NBC News as a broadcast producer. Calo produced stories throughout the U.S. and foreign countries, including assignments in Pakistan, Chile, Croatia, Kenya, and Somalia. His work has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, IRE, and National Headliner awards, among others. As an independent producer, he produced a documentary profile of the late landscape historian J.B. Jackson for PBS. Calo joined the faculty in 2001 and continues to write and produce for the national broadcast audience. He received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s in broadcast communication arts from San Francisco State University.
Published Stories & Highlights:
- New year, new look, new reporters
- Richmond Confidential
- Richmond confidential welcomes 18 new reporters.
- Disengaged: Elite Media in a Vernacular Nation
- Joan Shorenstein Fellowship
- Tracing the cultural, political and demographic roots of audience disengagement and mistrust of the media, J-School senior lecturer Bob Calo examines the role of journalists in a new paper. Calo researched and wrote the paper while a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School during the spring semester.
- CNN Broadcasts Student Work: The US Military Abroad
CNN will broadcast an hour special this Friday night at 8 and 11PM, PST, entitiled 'Beyond the Frontlines.' The television reports were produced by Berkeley students who took part in the News21 fellowship last year. Reporting on the US Military Abroad, and charged with developing innovating storytelling approaches, our television and multi-media teams reported on the Defense Department's far flung new strategy. The CNN hour will include work by '06 graduates Lee Wang, Emily Taguchi, Najlae Benmbarek, Aaron Selverston, Aliza Nadi, and Cerissa Tanner. The newsinitative web site includes multi-media work by '06 Catherine Price, Matt Vree, Kim Perry, and Vanessa Gregory.
- Breaking Away
For MSNBC, Professor Bob Calo produces an interactive streaming video version of a Dateline NBC segment produced on four families who moved out of housing projects and into the suburbs.