Mike Walter
Principal News Anchor
Host of Full Frame
CGTN America
Mike Walter
Principal News Anchor
Host of Full Frame
CGTN America

Mike Walter is the Principal General News Anchor in Washington.  The five time Emmy award winning broadcast journalist has played a role in many of the CGTN milestones in Washington DC.  He was the first general news anchor to appear on the air when the Broadcast Center in Washington began production in 2012.  He was the first host of “The Heat” hosting the show for two years, where he interviewed the 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter, as well as legendary U.S. broadcaster Tom Brokaw.   In 2014 he began hosting the Emmy Award winning one hour weekly talk show “Full Frame”.  The show gives Walter the chance to conduct in depth interviews with visionaries ranging from Bill Gates to Kai Fu Lee.  In addition Walter has anchored coverage of the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou in 2016, The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing in 2017; he also covered the Two Sessions in Beijing in 2019.

Walter has won a number of prestigious honors.  In 2010, Walter won the Ted Yates Memorial award, a special Emmy only given by unanimous vote of the board of directors of the Washington Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In 2005, Walter became the only local broadcast news anchor in the U.S. to ever win the coveted Dart Ochberg Fellowship.

Before joining CGTN, Walter enjoyed worldwide attention for his first independent documentary project, “Breaking News, Breaking Down.”  The film was selected as one of the three best documentary shorts of the year by Moving Pictures magazine in 2010.  It was also chosen as Best Documentary Short at the Cannes Independent Film Festival.  Profiles on Walter and the film appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, the Australian, and Journalistan (a magazine devoted to journalists in Sweden).  Walter was also profiled in People magazine and on the Oprah Winfrey show following the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon.  Walter was an eyewitness to the attack in 2001 while working as Senior Correspondent at USA TODAY LIVE.  He shared his first person account on the BBC, CNN, CBS, and the Canadian Broadcasting Network.  He was also a key contributor to two books on the 9/11 attacks.  His oral history of that day is part of the permanent collection on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City.