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OccupationJournalist, Author
EthnicityWhite
Place of birthNew York City, New York
Birthyear1973
BirthmonthSeptember
Birthday16

An American journalist and author Richard Engel is the NBC News' chief foreign correspondent. Previously Engel served the positions of network's Middle East correspondent and Beirut Bureau chief. 

 

For his report "War Zone Diary" Engel became the first broadcast journalist recipient of the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. Engel is married to his long-term girlfriend Mary Forrest and the couple together is blessed with a child, son Henry Thomas Engel

What Is The Net worth Of Richard Engel in 2019? Her Earnings, Salary, and Income

One of the well-known journalist Richard Engel is involved in the same profession for decades. To date, Engel has worked for several popular news channels and stations. From his journalism career, Engel earns a tremendous amount of money. 

Accumulating information from the sources as of 2019, the estimated net worth of Engel is $4 million. He currently serves for the NBC News as a chief foreign correspondent. An average salary of chief foreign correspondent ranges from $87,842-$186,925.

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So Engel must also get paid the salary in the same range. Along with his wife son, Engel is living a luxurious life. He frequently visits new places on Vacations. 

How Is The Married Life Of Richard Engle With Wife Mary Forrest? Married, Children, Son

Richard Engle is married twice. Engle was previously married to his fellow student, girlfriend of Stanford. However, the identity of his first wife, as well as their wedding date, is not revealed to the media so far. But the things didn't work out between the couple so Engle ended his relationship with his first wife with a divorce in 2005.


CAPTION: Richard Engel With his wife and son

SOURCE: People

After his first unsuccessful marriage, Engle married his current wife Mary Forrest who is a producer in May 2015. The couple together shares a son named Henry Thomas Engel born in September 2015.

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The pair is still together since their wedding. Along with his profession, Engle is successfully maintaining his family too. To date, there are no signs of his divorce and other affairs. 

When Was Richard Engel Born? Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Education

Richard Engel was born on 16th September 1973 and spent his childhood on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City. Engel is a well-known American author and also a journalist.

His father Peter Engel is a former Goldman Sachs financier and mother Nina Engel ran an antique store. His father was of Jewish descent and her mother of Swedish descent. Engel belongs to American nationality and holds white ethnicity.

 
 
 
 
 
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Richard studied at Riverdale Country School in New York City. He later attended Stanford University and while studying there he used to write for The Stanford Daily. In 1996, Engel graduated with B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. 

When Did Richard Engel Begin His Career? NBC News, Interview, Richard Engel On Assignment

Soon after his graduation Richard Engel moved to Cairo. He learned Egyptian Arabic for about four years working as a freelance reporter. From 2001 to 2003 he worked for The World which is a joint production of WGBH-Boston radio, BBC World Service and Public Radio International.

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Engel also worked as a reporter for AFP, USA Today, Jane’s Defense Weekly and Reuters. He once mentioned;

“Salafists are fundamentalists who dedicate their lives to religious preaching, converting non-believers and defending the strict moral codes of Islamic law. Salafists are generally poor, sometimes impoverished, choosing the purity of poverty over the temptation and ungodliness of wealth. Salafists spend many nights sleeping on hard mosque floors.”

Moreover, as a freelance journalist, Richard worked for ABC News during the initial invasion of Iraq by U.S. forces. Engel also covered county’s August presidential election in 2009 when he was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. Engel became the only American television correspondent as he remained in Baghdad for the entire was while other media pulled their journalist out of Iraq.

YouTube: Richard Engel Reflects On 20 Years In The Middle East | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Similarly, Engel also interviewed U.S. Army General David Petraeus in 2008 on the progress of the Iraq War. In the interview, they discussed the policies of the general attributed to recent successes in Iraq. With Free Syrian Army and rebel militias, he used to travel to Syria repeatedly.

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At Syria, Richard reported on the advances made by rebel fighters from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government army. From Syria, with John Kooistra, Aziz Akyavas, Ian Rivers and Ghazi Balkiz, Engel was abducted on 13th December 2012.

While they were abducted they were moved to various locations and were physically tortured. According to U.S. media, Engel was kidnapped but was left free without doing any harm to him. It was confirmed on 18th December 2012.

Currently, Engel serves as the NBC News' chief foreign correspondent. Moreover, he further runs a TV program called Richard Engel On Assignment

What Are The Awards and Achievements Received by Richard Engel?

Throughout his career, Richard Engel has won several awards. In 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 he was awarded News & Documentary Emmy Awards for his excellent performance on covering the news. Moreover, Engel further won the Overseas Press Club Award in 2011.

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In 2013 was awarded a Tex McCrary Award for his excellence Journalism. Furthermore, Engel also won Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, Outstanding Hard News Report in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast in 2015.

What Is The Age of Richard Engel In 2019? Height, Weight, Facts

  • Age- 45 years old
  • Zodiac Sign- Virgo
  • Height- 6 feet or 1.83 m
  • Instagram followers- 9,645
  • Twitter followers- 294k
  • Facebook followers- 34,783
Updated On Sun Jan 11 2015 Published On Sun Jan 11 2015 By rajan

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