CNN Producer Who Talked Gunmen Into Letting Journalists Out of Rixos Hotel Shares Her Story

By Alex Weprin Comment

When the foreign journalists were released from Tripoli’s Rixos hotel earlier this week, they credited the Red Cross, as well as some Arabic-speaking colleagues with convincing the guards to let them leave.

As noted by the BBC’s Matthew Price, one of those journalists was CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh, who was working with Matthew Chance when they became trapped in the hotel.

Karadsheh spoke about the situation to Anderson Cooper last night, explaining how she built a relationship with one of the guards, eventually leading herself and the other journalists to freedom: