Richard Engel is an American journalist who is NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent, at present. Richard Engel is extensively known as one of America’s premier foreign correspondent for his coverage of political issues, wars and revolutions around the world.
Moreover, he is also an author of two books, based on his experience in war zones.
- Birthday: September 16, 1973 (age 44)
- Ethnicity: Jewish and Swedish
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Television journalist and author
Richard Engel Wife – Mary Forrest and Kids
Richard Engel married Mary Forrest, his second and present wife. Richard and Mary tied their wedding knots after 5 years of dating, on May 29, 2015, which was a very low-key city hall ceremony.
In September 2015, Richard welcomed a son named Henry Thomas with Mary. Recently, in January 2018, Richard opened up about his baby’s journey with Rett syndrome.
He has apparently found happiness after divorcing his first wife in 2005.
Richard, a native New Yorker, was raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, United States.
His Jewish father, Peter is the former Goldman Sachs investor, whereas, his mother of Swedish descent, Nina owned an antique store.
- Parents: Peter and Nina Engel
- Wife: Marry Forrest (2015)
- Children: Henry Thomas
- Marital Status: Married
Richard studied at the Riverdale Country School in New York City and later attended the Stanford University, where he used to write for ‘The Stanford Daily’ occasionally.
At that time, he served at CNN Business News as an unpaid intern. Later, in 1996, he graduated from Stanford with a bachelor degree in International Relations. When at Stanford, he met his first wife with whom he later got divorced in 2005.
Richard who keeps his marriage and personal life low-key hasn’t disclosed much. However, it is known that he has been married twice. But there is no authentic information about his first wife rather than she is a fellow Stanford student.
Richard Engel Age and Height
Richard Engel’s height of 6 feet (183 cm) with a toned muscular upper body, slender buildup, and killer smile makes him even more desirable among females.
He is enriched, with several qualities that make him one attractive man. He is one handsome man who has a tall height, well-sculpted physique, good set of eyes and a gorgeous face.
Richard’s personality and pleasant appearance have attracted millions of people.
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Richard’s branded clothing choices, exotic travel destinations, expensive watches/accessories, luxurious hotels visits, posing next to his sexy cars, literally showcase his lifestyle. These images accurately create a sense of lifestyle, helping to analyze Richard’s riches and wealth.
Richard Engel TV shows – NBC Nightly News, Today, Dateline NBC, MORE
Engel was just thirteen when he first had a thought of becoming an overseas reporter. Richard, the chief foreign reporter for NBC News, has reported on countless gruesome coverage from war zones like Iraq, Syrian and Afghanistan.
Most recently, Richard was acknowledged for his impressive reporting on the 2011 revolution in Egypt, violence throughout the Arab world and the on-going conflict in Libya.
- 2003- Covered the initial 2003 war in Iraq from Bagdad for ‘ABC News’
- 2004- Published his book ‘A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest’
- 2008- Became the NBC News’ Middle East reporter & Beirut bureau chief
- 2009- Was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan by ‘ABC News’
- 2016- Published his newest ‘And Then All Hell Broke Loose’
In 2008, Richard was named the chief foreign reporter of NBC News and his reports are broadcast on all platforms of NBC News, including ‘Today’, ‘Dateline’, ‘Nightly News with Brian Williams’, ‘NBCNew.com’ & ‘MSNBC’.
Richard is the only overseas reporter to cover the entire war in Iraq, since joining the network in May 2003. Earlier, he worked as the freelance reporter for ABC News, most notably during the U.S invasion of Iraq. He stayed in Baghdad as NBC’s chief Iraq reporter until his appointment as chief Middle East journalist & Beirut bureau senior in May 2006.
While reporting from different places of the world, Richard has had a unique experience alongside danger. In Baghdad, he was in his hotel room when someone fired a bullet through his window. When in Jerusalem, he was hit by rubber bullets, and when in Syria, he was kidnapped in a gunpoint & held captivated for a week.
Moreover, his newest book ‘And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East’ is about his eventful career in reporting.
Richard Engel Net Worth and Salary
Richard Engel is an American journalist who has a net worth of $4 million dollars. Richard draws a handsome salary annually, but despite that, Richard hasn’t released any official stats of his net worth.
Richard Engel, NBC News’ chief news reporter, has made quite a name for himself in a field of media.
He is chiefly famous for his contribution to the field of coverage and media, including Iraq wars & such cases.
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