Richard Engel is Chief Foreign Correspondent of NBC News. He is known for his reporting on the 2011 revolution in Egypt, the conflict in Libya and the unrest throughout the Arab world. Engel is one of the only Western journalists to have covered the entire war in Iraq.
He has reported from Afghanistan, and also covered the war between Israel and Hezbollah in the summer of 2006 from Beirut and southern Lebanon.
In 2012, he and his crew were kidnapped in Syria, but were released physically unharmed. Engel is the author of two books, A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest and War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq, which chronicles his experiences covering the Iraq war.
He has received numerous awards, including seven News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
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