CAMDEN — The Camden Conference will celebrate its return to the Camden Opera House and its 35th year by hosting an evening with CBS News’ Chief Election & Campaign Correspondent Robert Costa, Saturday evening, July 23.

Karin Look, president of the Camden Conference Board of Directors, will open the event with a brief look toward the February 2023 Conference. Veteran journalist Matt Storin, a member and past president of the Conference, will lead a wide-ranging conversation with Costa and offer the audience an opportunity to ask questions.

Tickets for An Evening with CBS’s Robert Costa are $24 for Camden Conference members and $34 for non-members. Students with ID will be admitted free at the door. This event is sponsored by The First, Bangor Savings Bank and The Free Press. For more information, visit

Costa, co-author with Bob Woodward of PERIL, the best-selling book about the final days of the Trump presidency and the beginning of the Biden presidency, will offer his well-informed insights on global and domestic political issues in this mid-term election year.

“Bob Costa is, without any exaggeration, one of the most knowledgeable and respected reporters in Washington,” Storin said. “We are very fortunate to have a chance to hear his perspective and to provide our audience the opportunity to ask questions.”

Costa joined CBS News earlier this year after eight years with The Washington Post as a national political reporter. Previously, he was moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS, and a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies at the University of Notre Dame and holds a master’s degree in politics from the University of Cambridge.

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