ABC correspondent, Darien native Karl to give lecture at historical society

The Darien Historical Society will host a lecture by ABC News correspondent and Darien native Jonathan Karl on Sunday, Oct. 18, titled "History is Made Every Day." His lecture, which is open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in the Scofield Barn and will be followed by the annual society meeting.

Karl joined ABC News in 2003 and was named senior congressional correspondent in 2008. In this role he covers Capitol Hill for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including "World News," Nightline," "Good Morning America" and

Previously, Karl served as congressional correspondent for CNN where, in 2001, he won The National Press Foundation's Everett McKinley Dirksen Award, the highest honor for congressional reporting. A prolific writer, Karl has published in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, Reason, Christian Science Monitor and The San Francisco Chronicle. His non-fiction book, "The Right to Bear Arms: The Rise of America's New Militias," was published in 1995.