Richard Engel Honored with John Chancellor Award

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By Chris Ariens Comment

engel-121812NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel is the 2013 recipient of the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism recognizes Engel’s “courage under fire and reporting throughout his career that reflects a deep understanding of the Arab world.”

“From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the Arab Spring and the West Bank, Richard Engel’s courage and integrity inform his reporting,” said Steve Coll, Dean of the Journalism School. “Engel’s work continues to be an example of the best of journalism. He embodies the spirit of the John Chancellor Award.”

Maria Hinojosa was presented the award last year, while Bloomberg’s David Evans was the 2011 recipient. The John Chancellor award is named for the longtime NBC News anchor and reporter who died in 1996. Engel will be presented with the $25,000 prize at a dinner at Columbia’s Low Library Nov. 13.

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