Richard Engel

U.S. to Italy, 1990-91

Richard Engel serves as NBC News’s chief foreign correspondent. He previously served as the network’s Middle East correspondent and Beirut Bureau chief. Engel was the first broadcast journalist recipient of the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for his report “War Zone Diary”. Prior to joining NBC, Richard covered the start of the 2003 war in Iraq from Baghdad for ABC News as a freelance journalist. He wrote the book A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest, published in 2004, about his experience covering the Iraq War from Baghdad. His newest book, War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq, published in June 2008, picks up where his last book left off. He is known for having covered the Iraq War, the Arab Spring, and the Syrian civil war. Richard attended the Riverdale Country School and he graduated from Stanford in 1996 with a B.A. in International Relations. He is based in New York.