Craig Schwalb brings more than 25 years of radio management experience to his role as the Director of Content Integration and Operations for WTOP News.
He joined WTOP News in March 2020.
Most recently, Craig was the Program Director of WABC Radio in New York managing legendary broadcasters Don Imus and Curtis Sliwa, while directing news coverage of the Chelsea Bomber, the Ebola crisis, and other local news stories earning several New York State Broadcasters Association awards. His career has also taken him to ABC News and SiriusXM, both in New York. Additionally, he has worked as a Program Director with CBS Radio at WKRK Detroit and WNEW New York as well. Craig was honored to be named one of Radio Ink’s Top Program Directors in 2013.
Craig grew up in Belleville, Illinois, and started his broadcasting career in nearby St Louis at KSD-AM Radio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications and Sociology from Eastern Illinois University. Craig also enjoys helping young broadcasters succeed by participating as a keynote speaker at Princeton University Media Lab 2014 and a keynote speaker at 75th Annual International IBS College Broadcasters Conference in New York.
Craig also gives back to our community, volunteering with the Rock Creek Conservancy and the Little Falls Watershed Alliance, helping clean up our parks and waterways. In his free time, Craig enjoys traveling with his wife Michelle and watching his two sons play youth ice hockey.