Respected TV journalist Rollin Post '47 covered nine presidential campaigns and 18 national political conventions, as well as a multitude of state and local contests. He achieved national recognition when he interviewed Senator Edward Kennedy during his primary campaign for president. (Watch VIDEO)
In an era of fluffy news and blow-dried personalities, Post remained a throwback to the era of his broadcast hero, Edward R. Murrow. He was not always perfectly coiffed or properly pressed.
He started as an usher at CBS Radio in Los Angeles, then worked as morning copy boy for the news bureau. While at CBS, he met his future wife, Diane Opley.
In 1961, the couple moved to San Francisco, where Post began work as a morning producer and assignment editor for KPIX-TV. Within a year, he became an on-air reporter.
In his 40-year broadcast career, at KPIX and, later, TV stations KQED and KRON, Post covered nine presidential campaigns and 18 national political conventions, as well as a multitude of state and local contests.
In a testament to his renown in political circles, Post played himself in the 1972 movie The Candidate, which starred Robert Redford as a vacuous, and successful, candidate for US Senate.
While the tickets to see the upcoming production of Les Misérables sold out in a matter of minutes, The Webb Schools is pleased to announce a livestream of the Friday May 18th performance will be available on the school's website and Facebook page. The performance will begin at 7:00pm PDT.
Webb swimmers finished their 2018 season in championship style last week. The rundown: two days, two proud coaches (Ken Rosenfeld & Tom Jurczak), seven broken/re-broken school records, and one Vivian Webb CIF champion (the first individual swimming CIF champion in VWS history)!
When some colleges are reporting less than a 5% admit rate (Harvard & Stanford) and many others remain in the single digits, it’s good to know that no matter how tough things get Webb students are well prepared for the challenge. Once again, our students beat the odds. The members of this year’s graduating class are to be congratulated for admission into some of the most sought-after colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. We saw 100% of the Class of 2018 admitted to a selective four-year college or university—90% will be attending a college ranked in the top 10% in the nation.