The opening episode of Richard Engel’s On Assignment this week will be about Russia and the Trump administration’s ties there. It’s timed to coincide with President Donald Trump’s meeting on Friday with Vladimir Putin.
NBC News is handing chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel his own production unit, which will produce both short-form and long-form pieces for all NBC News broadcasts and platforms. The company has also named Madeleine Haeringer as the EP of the unit.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel is back quickly and safely from his first trip to Syria since he and his team were kidnapped and held captive there last December.Engel interviewed rebel fighters who allege the Syrian government used chemical weapons in an attack last month. His reports were airing […]
Ian Rivers was part of the NBC team led by the network’s chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel. They were kidnapped in Syria on Thursday, and Engel and several other members escaped unharmed on Monday. “We’re thrilled that he found his way to safety,” said NBC News communications director Erika Masonhall today.
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NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it persuaded some of this country’s most prominent news organizations to hold back on the story.
After being held prisoner for five days by unidentified captors, the NBC News team was freed unharmed. Engel said he believes the kidnappers were a Shiite militia group loyal to the Syrian government, which has lost control over swaths of the country’s north and is increasingly on the defensive in a civil war that has killed 40,000 people since March 2011.