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Pamela Falk

Pamela Falk is a CBS News correspondent covering the United Nations from its headquarters in New York City. Her reporting can be seen and heard across CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including CBS News Radio and Falk brings a wealth of experience to covering the United Nations beat, also having served as President of the U.N. Correspondents Association from 2012 to 2014.

Falk has reported across the globe on stories of international impact including the displacement effects of climate change, the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, nuclear non-proliferation, famine and crisis related to refugees and global trade. Her multi-platform reporting has taken audiences into the inner workings of several U.N. agencies including the World Health Organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the World Food Program.

Falk’s reporting has taken her across the global to the COP21climate conference; to North and South Korea to report on nuclear deliberations; to Luanda, Angola on foreign intervention; to Nice, France following the 2016 terror attacks, and to Cuba as Pope John Paul II made his historic visit. Her live coverage from U.N. Headquarters in New York and from the CBS News broadcast centers in New York and Washington factored in some of the biggest international news stories, including the death of Osama bin Laden.

She has also covered many celebrity Goodwill Ambassador events at the United Nations, including BTS’ dance video on development goals, Beyoncé’s live performance on peacekeeping, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harrison Ford’s climate presentation at the U.N. General Assembly, where Falk served as Moderator, and George Clooney’s work on Darfur.

In addition to CBS News, Falk has reported for CBS Sports on Road Safety, the MLB’s ‘Strike out Slavery’ campaign, and Kenya’s Marathon runners at the U.N.

Falk was formerly a staff director to the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations. Falk is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where she once worked at Foreign Affairs magazine early in her career. Falk has taught International Law and International Organizations at Columbia University and is the author/editor of six books on international relations. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her Ph.D. in International Relations from New York University.