Richard Engel is an American journalist and author. He worked as Chief foreign correspondent in NBC News. He covered the war news in Iraq from Baghdad for ABC News as a freelancer, covered Arab Spring and Syrian Civil War. He wrote the book A Fist in the Hornet's Nest and published in 2004 and And Then All Hell Broke Loose in 2016.
Richard Engel was born on 16 September 1973 in New York City, United States. He belongs to white ethnicity and his birth sign is Virgo.
Talking about his family, he is the youngest son of Peter Engel and Nina Engel. His mother ran an antique store and his father former Goldman Sachs Financier. He was raised with his elder brother who is a cardiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Richard attended the Riverdale Country School and later went to Standford University. While he was in University he wrote for The Standford Daily and work as an intern at CNN Business News in New York City. He had graduated with a Bachelor in Arts in international relations.
Richard's mother was afraid of Richard's future probability of dyslexia. But he had proved all wrong and established himself as a journalist and author. While he was staying Syria he and his crew were kidnapped and escaped after five days in captivity.
He married twice in his life, he was married to his fellow Stanford student, but the relation was ended in 2005.
Later he married producer Mary Forrest on May 2015, the couple welcomed his first child Henry Thomas Engel on 29th September 2015.
But his son suffered from Rett syndrome, so to help his son and others he took his son cells for research and to find treatment for it.
Richard and his wife are living a happy life with their son.
He earned pretty well salary from his career as a journalist and author.
After his study finished he worked as a freelancer reporter in Cairo for four years. Later he worked for The World as the Middle East Correspondent. Then for ABC news when Iraq invaded by U.S. forces. he covered the Iraq war in Baghdad as NBC's primary Iraq correspondent.
Furthermore, he became Chief Foreign Correspondent of NBC News in 2008. He also interviewed United States president George W. Bush which was focused on Iran's empowerment. He also covered news of Mogadishu, Somalia for which he received News and Documentary Emmy Award nomination.
Likewise, he covered the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2012 and also covered the Arab Spring movement. He is also Awarded various awards for his work as a journalist.
Richard Engel is an American journalist and author.
Richard Engel stands 6 feet or 182 in cm.
Richard Engel has an estimated net worth of $4 million.