NBC’s Engel Looking to Highlight Danger of Somalia

By Andrew Gauthier 

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While NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Richard Engel is best known for his reporting in the Middle East, he said he’s been spending more time outside the region lately. “I spent a lot of time in Iraq,” Engel tells TVNewser. “Then, I spent the next several years in Lebanon, and the last year and half or so, I’ve mostly focused on Afghanistan.”

This week he’s reported on conditions in Somalia for “Nightly News,” “Today,” and MSNBC. “It’s been on my mind a long time,” he says of the African nation, one of many “centers of militant activity” beyond his usual beats in the Middle East.

“The war-fronts are not in anyone place anymore,” he says. More…