A Brief History of Wavemaker Conversations

I’m Michael Schulder. That’s me in the beret, in 1960 — the infant son of a standup comic.

Notice the curiosity in those eyes? That curiosity has driven my career in journalism:

From covering elections in the 1980s as a Researcher at ABC News;

To my next stop as a Writer at The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour on PBS;

To my five years as a Writer for Peter Jennings at ABC World News Tonight; 

And 17 years as a Senior Executive Producer and on-air essayist at CNN. 

That’s roughly 25 years that I boiled down into an entertaining 25 minutes in this video: The Reel Michael Schulder. 

Shortly before I left CNN, I was invited to host a new radio interview program called CNN Profiles. 

The result was 44 in-depth, deeply personal conversations with great authors and inspired leaders in sports, politics, the arts — you name it.

They inspired me to establish my own platform – and create Wavemaker Conversations: A Podcast for the Insanely Curious.

If you’re still curious, I hope you’ll take 15 seconds to sign up now for my Wavemaker newsletter.

It’s where I’ll be sharing the highlights — the truly memorable takeaways — of my news-breaking and insight-making conversations with the most fascinating people imaginable.

More often than not, this will be a place where curiosity meets hope.


Michael Schulder