Jeff Salkin has served as Maryland Public Television's news anchor and program host for over twenty years. During his tenure with MPT he has served as moderator for political debates, hosted live coverage of the annual State of the State address, inaugurations, and numerous broadcast town hall meetings. As MPT's executive producer of 'Bloomberg Morning News,' a weekday financial news report that aired in the 1990s, Mr. Salkin helped create and launch the program. It was syndicated nationally to PBS stations. He currently hosts Maryland Public Television's live call-in program, 'Direct Connection,' along with 'State Circle', which covers Maryland politics, and 'Your Money & Business,' which is produced in partnership with the Baltimore Sun and the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Salkin earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.