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Just Ask the Question is a provocative look at the news and events shaping world views.


Brian Karem, CNN political analyst and senior White House correspondent for Playboy, talks with newsmakers as well as those outside of the public eye--anyone who can add knowledge to the conversation--about issues that matter and entertain. 


Karem asks the hard questions and gets the answers you need and want on a broad range of topics--from what to expect from Congress to who's the hardest working actor in Hollywood.

Just Ask the Question is unlike anything you’ve ever heard.



Brian Karem is an award-winning journalist, author, speaker and recognized defender of the First Amendment. 

He is a veteran White House correspondent and former senior correspondent for Playboy Magazine. He currently writes a weekly column on the White House for He is also a regular contributor and columnist for The Washington Diplomat. He was the first guest on CNN's "Reliable Sources," 30 years ago with Bernard Kalb. He was the last guest on "Reliable Sources" with Brian Stetler on the last show. He appears frequently on the country's top-rated television news shows, as well as numerous radio shows throughout the U.Sl, Canada and Europe.

Karem has worked in both newspaper and television as an investigative journalist covering politics, crime, refugee issues, and state and local news. His work experience includes America’s Most Wanted (producer and correspondent); People magazine; Fox News; NBC News; and the Courier-Journal, among others. 

Karem has received multiple awards for his work, including the prestigious Pieringer Award and the Freedom of the Press Award, and was recently nominated as “Journalist of the Year” by the Los Angeles Press Club
Throughout his career, Karem has been a champion of free speech and vocal advocate for freedom of the press. He has testified in support of a federal shield law numerous times before state legislatures and is the founder of the “First Jailbird’s Club,” a group of 13 reporters who went to jail to defend a confidential source and who have toured the nation to rally for a federal shield law. 

Karem is an author of seven books, a member of the White House Press Corps and the National Press Club and serves as president of the MDDC Press Association. He launched Just Ask the Question in late 2018.

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