|Date of Birth:||1973 January 6|
|Age:||45 years old|
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Richard Engel was born on September 16 1973 and spent her childhood on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City. He is a well-known American author and also journalist. His father name is Peter and mother name is Nina. His father is a former Goldman Sachs financier while his mother ran an antiques store. His father was of Jewish descent and her mother was of Swedish descent. Richard studied at Riverdale Country School which is a very highly competitive college-prep school in New York City. He later attended Stanford University and while studying there he used to write for The Stanford Daily.
He also worked an as unpaid intern at CNN Business News during summer. In 1996 he graduated with B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. As soon as he graduated from Stanford he move to Cairo. He learned Egyptian Arabic and for about four years worked 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. He also worked as a reporter for AFP, USA Today, Jane’s Defense Weekly and Reuters.
“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.”
He as a freelance journalist worked for ABC News during initial invasion of Iraq by U.S. forces. He 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. He also interviewed U.S. Army General David Petraeus in 2008 on the progress of Iraq War. In the interview they discussed about the policies pf the general attributed to recent successes in Iraq. With Free Syrian Army and reel militias he used to travel to Syria repeatedly.
He there reported on the advances made by rebel fighters from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government army. From Syria he with John Kooistra, Aziz Akyavas, Ian Rivers and Ghazi Balkiz were abducted on December 13 2012. While they were abducted they were moved to various locations as they were physically tortured. According to U.S. media, Engel was kidnapped nut was left free without doing any harm to him. It was confirmed on December 18.
In 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 he was awarded with News & Documentary Emmy Awards for his excellent performance on covering the news. Within his career he have won many awards. He won Overseas Press Club Award in 2011. In 2013 he won Tex McCrary Award for his excellence Journalism.
He got married to his fellow student of Stanford. There came some misunderstanding between the couple as a result they divorced in 2005.Engel is now in his 40’s. He is 5 feet and 6 inch tall. His net worth is estimated to be $4 million dollars. He is a very smart, slim build and handsome man with his short hair.