Jonathan Karl, author of FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW and Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News | Ep14 BOOKS CONNECT US


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Today's guest is Jonathan Karl, the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News and president of the White House Correspondents' Association. Over his long and award-winning career, he has reported from the White House under four presidents and more than a dozen press secretaries and has covered every major beat in Washington. His New York Times bestselling book is FRONT ROW AT THE TRUMP SHOW, which is an account like no other from the White House reporter who has known President Donald Trump for more than 25 years.

Joining him is Allison Dobson, who is President of the Penguin Publishing Group and oversees Penguin’s adult publishing business in the U.S. Prior to her time in publishing, Allison spent several years on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns. And now let's join Allison Dobson in conversation with author Jonathan Karl.

Included in this episode is an excerpt from the audiobook, courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio.


“No reporter has covered Donald Trump longer and with more energy than Jonathan Karl. It pays off in his account of what he calls the Trump Show with some startling scoops. What did the president scrawl across the rejected resignation letter from his attorney general? He tells us.”—Susan Page, Washington Bureau chief, USA TODAY

“Jon Karl is fierce, fearless and fair. From cub reporter at the NY Post to Chief WH Correspondent for ABC News, he’s covered Donald Trump—and the White House—for a generation. He knows the man, and the office. Front Row at the Trump Show takes us inside the daily challenge of truthful reporting on the Trump WH, revealing what’s at stake with vivid detail and deep insights.”—George Stephanopoulos

“Jonathan Karl is a straight shooting, fair minded, and hardworking professional so it’s no surprise he’s produced a book historians will relish. It’s about good old fashioned news getting—about the process and the rules and how it works. Overlaying it is this most amazing moment in American political history. Underlying it is a story about waking up each morning and trying against the odds to find out what’s true.”—Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

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