FORA.tv Speaker - Richard Engel
NBC News' Richard Engel is the longest serving broadcaster in Iraq and the only American television reporter to cover the country continuously before, during, and after the 2003 US invasion.
Engel won the Medill Medal for Courage in 2007,the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2009, and the David Bloom Award in 2011.
Fluent in Arabic, he has had unrivaled access to U.S. military commanders, Sunni insurgents, Shiite militias, Iraqi families, and even President George W. Bush. Engel, who reported as a freelance journalist for ABC News during the initial US invasion of Iraq, was NBC News' lead Iraq correspondent from 2003 until his appointment to Beirut Bureau Chief in May 2006.
06.11.08 | 01:00:31 min
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