TV News Reflects on 9/11/2001: NBC’s Ron Allen, Univision’s Jorge Ramos

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By Alex Weprin Comment

With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks approaching, TVNewser reached out to anchors, reporters, producers and executives for their thoughts on that day, and what they believe has changed in the last 10 years.

NBC News correspondent Ron Allen:

I was living in London. We raced to catch the next flight to Pakistan within hours of the attack. Everyone knew Bin Laden was responsible. Pakistan was the way to get to him in Afghanistan. I spent the next 3 and a half months in the border region, covering the Taliban and their incredibly oppressive regime, crossing back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan a couple of times. Meanwhile, my life was completely and utterly on hold. I’d left behind at home an engagement ring, I’d just bought a few days before all of this, for my fiancĂ©, Adaora Udoji, an ABC News reporter back then. Fortunately, she came to Pakistan too. We covered the war for competing news organizations, from different floors of the Islamabad Marriott, destroyed in an attack a few years ago. And when, it was over, we went home to London. I proposed. And we got married not long after that.


Univision anchor Jorge Ramos: