Charles Bishop Kuralt (September 10, 1934 – July 4, 1997) was an American journalist. He is most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his "On the Road" segments, recognized twice with personal Peabody Awards. The first, awarded in 1968, cited those segments as heartwarming and "nostalgic vignettes"; in 1975, the award was for his work as a U.S. "bicentennial historian"; his works "capture the individuality of the people, the dynamic growth inherent in the area, and ... the rich heritage of this great nation." He shared in a third Peabody awarded to CBS News Sunday Morning.
Charles Kuralt traveled to Jefferson in November 1980 to do a story on the recently discovered speartooth. He interviewed Greg Donovan, the fisherman who had caught a specimen, and Eric Bishop, the local game warden. He later interviewed Governor Bill Williamson. Kuralt found Jefferson to be a remarkable state, and said that people from the other 50 states should know more about it. The interview was punctuated by a white crown sparrow which defecated on Kuralt's notepad.