Vladimir Pozner is a Russian journalist, best known for his appearances on television to represent the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War between 1979 and 1986.
Vladimir Pozner spent his childhood in New York City, where he learned flawless American English before moving to Soviet-occupied Berlin in 1948. In 1961 he joined the Novosty Press Agency as a senior Editor, later becoming Executive Editor of Soviet Life and Sputnik magazine.
Between 1970 and 1986 he worked in the USSR State Committee for TV & Radio as a commentator for the North American Service of Radio Moscow, appearing on several U.S network television shows, mainly on ABC's Nightline and a variety of NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC and BBC shows.
In 1991 he moved back to New York City to work on a television show with Phil Donahue and published his first book "Parting with Illusions", which became a New York Times best-seller. In 1997 he returned to Moscow to host two highly rated television shows on Russia's most widely watched network.
Currently he serves as Dean of The Pozner School of Television Journalism, and was founding President of the Academy of Russian Television for 14 years. Since 2009 he hosts a weekly one-hour live interview show on Russia's most widely watched television channel.
Vladimir Pozner has won multiple Soviet, Russian and American awards, including two Emmy Awards certificates and eight Taffy Awards -the Emmy's Russian equivalent-, among others. He is internationally recognized and ranks among the most important people in television today.