historian Speakers

Winston Churchill once said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Historians offer a much-needed window into our past so that we can forge a brighter future. WSB’s historian speakers include best-selling authors, university professors, presidential historians, and filmmakers. Share riveting stories of courage, leadership, patriotism, and equality with WSB’s qualified historians at your next event. Available for in-person or virtual events and meetings.

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WSB Exclusive Speaker

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

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Walter Isaacson

Best-Selling Author; Acclaimed Historian and Journalist; Professor of History, Tulane University

Over $70,000
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Douglas Brinkley

American Historian and Best-Selling Author; Presidential Historian, CNN; Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University

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WSB Exclusive Speaker

Ann Compton

Legendary ABC News' White House Correspondent (1973-2014)

Under $25,000
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Nancy Koehn

Harvard Historian, Author, Leadership Coach

$25K - $40K
WSB Exclusive Speaker

Bret Baier

FOX News Chief Political Anchor and Anchor, Special Report with Bret Baier

$40K - $70K
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Michael Beschloss

Presidential Historian, NBC News and PBS NewsHour, New York Times Columnist and #1 Best-Selling Author

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Brad Meltzer

Host, History Channel’s Lost History and Brad Meltzer's Decoded; New York Times Best-Selling Author

$25K - $40K
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Mark Jeffries

Expert, Influencing Using "Soft" Communication Skills

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Mark Updegrove

Historian and author; ABC News' Presidential Historian; Host of PBS' "Live from the LBJ Library;" President and CEO of the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation

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Nina Easton

Sellers|Easton Media Co-CEO

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Jason P. Chambers

Expert on Entrepreneurship; Diversity Leadership; African American Consumer Market; Change Agent; Author

Under $25,000
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Hitendra Wadhwa

Author, Inner Mastery, Outer Impact ; Professor, Columbia Business School; Founder, Mentora Institute and Mentora Foundation

$40K - $70K
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Jeffrey Engel

Founding Director, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University; Prize-winning author or editor of thirteen books on American diplomacy and politics; Podcast Host, "The Past, the Promise, The Presidency"

Under $25,000
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Richard Hurowitz

CEO, Octavian and Company; Publisher, The Octavian Report; Best-Selling Author, In the Garden of the Righteous: The Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews During the Holocaust

Under $25,000
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Fred Kaplan

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist; National Security Columnist, Slate; Best-Selling Author and Historian

Under $25,000

Didn’t find the historian speaker you were looking for? WSB works with many of the industry’s top speakers each year. Our team of experienced speaker agents is committed to helping you find the perfect speaker for your event. Please contact us for a custom proposal.