Richard Engel Biography
Richard Engel is an American journalist and author who is current NBC News chief foreign correspondent. He was assigned to that position on April 18, 2008, after being 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.
He speaks and reads Arabic fluently and is also fluent in Italian and Spanish. Engel 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, And Then All Hell Broke Loose, published in 2016, is about his two decade career in the Middle East as a freelance reporter.
Richard Engel Age
The American journalist and author Richard was born in New York, United States on September 16, 1973 is currently 45 years old as of 2019.
Richard Engel Height|Weight
He has a well maintained body structure with decent height 6 feet. His height and weight go in perfect sync with his masculine body. However, there is no detailed information regarding his exact body figure.
Richard Engel Education
During his childhood, he suffered from dyslexia; which means his academics were poor. However, he overcame his problem and went on to have a successful education. Thus, reflecting on his education and qualifications, he completed his high school from Riverdale Country School. Later on, he graduated from Stanford University in 1996 with a B.A. in International Relations.Richard Engel Photo
Richard Engel Family
He is the son of Peter and his wife Nina.His father worked as a Goldman Sachs financier, and his mother was an antique storekeeper. His father and mother are Jewish and Swedish respectively.
Richard Engel Wife
Engel is currently married to producer Mary Forrest since their marriage in May 2015. The couple have been blessed with a son Henry Thomas Engel. Prior to this relationship, he was married to his college sweetheart. However, due to their irreconcilable differences, they divorced in 2005. Currently, he is spending a quality time with his wife and his baby boy. He has a very good relationship with his family and is going very strong till date.
Richard Engel Son
The American journalist Richard and his wife have been blessed with an adorable son Henry Thomas Engel who was born on 2015.
Richard Engel Career
Richard started working as a freelance reporter in Cairo to make a big name for himself. He continued as a freelance reporter in Cairo for more than four years. Due to his patience and hard work, he landed a job of Middle East correspondent for WGBH radio station. Eventually, he worked as a correspondent for two years starting from 2001 till he left in 2003.
Moreover, also worked as a news reporter for ‘USA Today’. At the same time, he served as a freelance journalist for ABC News. While working there, he masterminded on covering the news of Iraq war which was at the time, an international matter of concern. As a result, his dedication and hard work paid off as he became the Senior Middle East correspondent on the popular news channel, NBC News.
Subsequently, he covered many news during 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah conflict preparing many reports. Later on, after working for more than two years as Senior Middle East Correspondent, he secured a promotion as Chief Foreign Correspondent in NBC News. Furthermore, he covered the news of presidential election at Kabul, Afghanistan in the year of 2009. Due to his risky and life threatening job, he nearly died when he was covering the news of Libyan Civil War. In his entire career, he was influential in covering major news like Iraq War and War in Afghanistan.
He was honored with many reputed awards like Emmy Awards, Medill Medal, George Foster Peabody Award, Overseas Press Club Award, Daniel Pearl Award and much more.
Richard Engel Book
- And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East
- War journal
- Defeating ISIS
- A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest: On the Ground in Baghdad Before, During & After the War
Richard Engel MSNBC
Engel currently hosts the occasional MSNBC Special Series “On Assignment with Richard Engel”. MSNBC announced Wednesday it will relaunch a Sunday night series called “On Assignment with Richard Engel” hosted by the NBC News chief foreign correspondent. Engel, who has earned several awards for his reports inside war zones over the years, will kick off his series on Sunday night with a one-on-one interview with former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
Bannon, who also served as executive chairman of Breitbart News, recently has been critical of Pope Francis and has called for the creation of an independent tribunal to look into a myriad of scandals plaguing the Catholic church.
Richard Engel Net Worth
The exceptional talents he possessed as a reporter covering news of the placed torn by war, he gained a lot of praise and attention for that. In return for his daring job, he generated enough income to increase his net worth. As of now, he has a net worth of $4 million.