Richard Engel is known to be an American Journalist and author, who is the present chief foreign correspondent for NBC News. Engel was the first broadcast journalist recipient of the Medill Medal for courage in journalism for his report War Zone Dairy. After being the Beirut Bureau chief and the network’s Middle East correspondent, He was assigned the position of the NBC News chief foreign correspondent.
Engel is the author of the book “A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest”, published in 2004, about his experience covering the Iraq War from Baghdad. In his new book, And Then All Hell Broke Loose, published in 2016, is about his two-decade career in the Middle East as a freelance reporter.
The American Author and journalist Richard Engel was born on 16th September 1973, he celebrates his birthday every year on the said date. He is currently 47 years old as of 2021.
Richard Engel Biography and Early Life
He was born in New York City to his parents Peter and his wife Nina. His father worked as a Goldman Sachs financier and his mother was an antique storekeeper. His father and mother are Jewish and Swedish respectively. During his early childhood, he suffered from dyslexia; as such his academics were not so good. He however overcame his challenges and became successful in his academics. He completed his high school at Riverdale Country School. Later on, he graduated from Stanford University in 1996 with a B.A. in International Relations.
Richard Engel Height and Weight
Richard Engel is standing as tall as 6 feet, He stands very fit and smart, His weight is still under review for now and will be added as soon as we get any information on the subject.
Richard Engel Family
Richard Engel is married to Mary Forrest who is a producer in May 2015. they are blessed with a son named Henry Thomas Engel. He was previously married to his college sweetheart but due to their irreconcilable differences, they divorced in 2005. He is currently building a very good relationship with his wife and son. The American journalist Richard and his wife are blessed with a lovely son Henry Thomas Engel who was born in the year 2015. Henry was diagnosed with a rare genetic neurological disorder in 2017. In 2019, Richard and Mary welcomed their second son Theodore.
Other Facts about Richard Engel.
Is Richard Engel Married?
Richard Engel is happily married to Mary Forrest with a son Henry Thomas Engel.
Who is Richard Engel Wife?
Richard Engel’s wife is Mary Forrest.
How many Languages does Richard Engel speak?
He speaks 4 languages fluently. He speaks Arabic, Spanish, Italian, and English fluently.
How many children does Richard Engel have?
He has just one child, His name is Henry Thomas Engel
Richard Engel Career
Richard started working as a freelance reporter in Cairo so as to make a big name for himself and he continued to work as a freelance reporter for four years. He later left in 2003.
However, he also worked as a news reporter for ‘USA Today. He served as a freelance journalist for ABC News. he masterminded on covering news of Iraq which at the time was an international matter that caught everyone’s attention and concern. He later became the senior Middle East correspondent on the popular news channel, NBC.
After working for more than two years as Senior Middle East Correspondent, he secured the promotion as Chief Foreign Correspondent in NBC News. He covered the news of the presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan in the year 2009. His job being life-threatening and risky, he nearly died when he was covering the news of the Libyan civil war in Afghanistan.
He has won a lot of awards due to his wonderful reputation, awards like Daniel Pearl Award, Overseas Press Club Award, George Foster Peabody Award, Medill Medal, Emmy Awards, and much more.
Richard Engel Net Worth
Richard Engel though being a prodigy at what he does has secured enough fortune for himself and his family. As of 2019, he had an estimated net worth of $4 million. Presently, He has an estimated net worth of about $5 million. We hope to update this article as soon as we get any positive change in his net worth.