Nick Schifrin Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, PBS Newshour, and ABC News

Nick Schifrin Biography

A native of the United States, Nick Schifrin is an American journalist. He is PBS NewsHour’s foreign affairs and defense correspondent.

Schifrin was formerly Al Jazeera America’s Middle East reporter. He was also a journalist for ABC News in London and in Afghanistan/Pakistan.


Schifrin is 43 years old as of 2023. He was born on 10 July 1980 in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on 10 July every year.


Schifrin stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches(1.68 m) tall. His weight is publicly not mentioned. We will update this section as soon as the information is available.


Schifrin has been married to Camilla Schick since 2019. The couple met in 2014 when they were both working in Jerusalem. Eight months after a long-distance relationship, Schick moved to the U.S. and settled in D.C. to be with Schifrin. In May 2019, they were on a trip to Paris where Schifrin proposed. He has a son, Noah Anthony Rudy Schifrin born on April 18, 2021.

Schifrin and his wife
Schifrin and his wife


Schifrin graduated from Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Schifrin acted as managing editor of The Columbia Daily Spectator.


Information about Nick’s parents or siblings is not publicly available.

PBS Newshour

Schifrin is the foreign affairs and defense journalist for PBS NewsHour, based in Washington, D.C. He joined the network in 2015 as a special correspondent. As a foreign affairs and defense correspondent he leads NewsHour’s foreign reporting and has created a week-long, in-depth series for NewsHour from China, Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Cuba, Mexico, and the Baltics.

In 2018 the PBS NewsHour series “Inside Putin’s Russia” won a Peabody Award and the National Press Club’s Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

He was awarded the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Media Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs in November 2020.

He formerly worked as Al Jazeera America’s Middle East correspondent. During his tenure, he covered the 2014 war in Gaza; reported on the Syrian war from Syria’s Turkish, Lebanese and Jordanian borders; and covered the annexation of Crimea. He won an Overseas Press Club award for his Gaza coverage and a National Headliners Award for his Ukraine coverage.

He also served as the ABC News correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2008 to 2012. In March 2012 he became a foreign correspondent based in London where he reported across Europe and Northern Africa.

In 2011 he was one of the first journalists to arrive in Abbottabad, Pakistan, after Osama bin Laden’s death and delivered one of the year’s biggest exclusives: the first video from inside bin Laden’s compound. His reporting helped ABC News win an Edward R. Murrow award for its bin Laden coverage.

ABC News

Schifrin joined ABC News in 2002 where he started working as an evening news anchor helper. He was the man behind the launch of Daily World News Webcast which was the first network designed for web and iTunes users. Nick served as the World News Webcast writer and producer since its premiere.

He was posted in New Delhi, India where he operated as a news reporter for ABC India. While still operating in New Delhi, he interviewed Dalai Lama during the 2008 Tibetan unrest which led her to win a Business Emmy as part of a team covering the worldwide food crisis.


In 2011, Schifrin wrote “Reading Shakespeare In Kandahar,” a piece based on his journey from his college lecture classroom, where he was on 9/11, to bin Laden’s lair ten years later. In his class a decade prior, Schifrin’s Shakespeare professor had given an emotional speech about the 9/11 attacks and Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, with its theme of the desire for revenge.

The piece touches on the US’s failure to heed Shakespeare’s warnings about how the pursuit of revenge can become destructive. “Reading Shakespeare In Kandahar” was published in Foreign Policy.  Schifrin and his Columbia Professor, David Kastan, appeared on “Charlie Rose” to discuss the essay.

Net Worth

Schifrin has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.

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