Richard Engel Bio, NBC News, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Awards

Richard Engel Biography

A native of New York, New York, United States, Richard Engel is an American author and journalist who is the chief foreign journalist for NBC News. He was assigned to that position on April 18, 2008, after operating as the network’s Middle East correspondent and Beirut bureau chief.

Richard Engel Age

Engel is 49 years old as of 2022. He was born on   16 September 1973 in New York, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 16 September every year.

Richard Engel Height

Engel stands at a height of 6 feet 0 (1.83 m) tall and weighs 60 kg.

Richard Engel Education

Engel attended the Riverdale Country School, a highly competitive college-prep school in New York City, where at first he struggled with his progress and schoolwork. At age 13 he joined a wilderness survival camp, where he learned about leadership and how to be more independent.

He thereafter went to Stanford University, where he sometimes wrote for The Stanford Daily, and graduated from Stanford in 1996 with a B.A. in international relations.

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Richard Engel Family

Engel was born and grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City by his lovely parents. His father, Peter, a former Goldman Sachs financier, and mother Nina, who ran an antique store, feared for their son’s future prospects because of his dyslexia. His father is Jewish, while his mother is Swedish. He has an older brother, David who is a cardiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Richard Engel Wife

Engel is happily married to his beloved wife producer Mary Forrest since May 2015. The couple has two sons. One was born in the year 2015 and welcomed their second son in August 2019.

Richard Engel Net Worth

Engel has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.

Richard Engel Awards

  • 2006, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award
  • 2006, News & Documentary Emmy Award, Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
  • 2007, Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism
  • 2008, Peabody Award, for his coverage of the Viper Company, a remote U.S. Army unit in Afghanistan
  • 2008, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award
  • 2008, News & Documentary Emmy Award, Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
  • 2008, News & Documentary Emmy Award, Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story – Long Form
  • 2008, News & Documentary Emmy Award, Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
  • 2009, George Foster Peabody Award
  • 2009, Edward R. Murrow Award
  • 2009, Society of Professional Journalism Award
  • 2009, News & Documentary Emmy Award, Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
  • 2010, News & Documentary Emmy Award, Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
  • 2010, News & Documentary Emmy Award, Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis
  • 2010, Gracie Award
  • 2010, OPC David Kaplan Award for spot news reporting for a series of three reports from Afghanistan
  • 2011, David Bloom Award, Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association, for Excellence in Enterprise Reporting
  • 2011, Daniel Pearl Award
    2011, Overseas Press Club Award
  • 2012, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award
  • 2013, “Tex McCrary Award for Journalism Excellence, Congressional Medal of Honor Society”
  • 2013, John Chancellor Award
  • 2014, Peabody Award for his comprehensive look at the rise of ISIS
  • 2015, Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
  • 2015, Outstanding Hard News Report in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Richard Engel NBC News

Prior to joining NBC News in May 2003, Engel wrapped the beginning of the 2003 war in Iraq from Baghdad for ABC News as a freelance journalist. He speaks and reads Arabic fluently as well as is also fluent in Italian and Spanish.

He wrote the book A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest, published in 2004, about his experience covering the Iraq War from Baghdad. His most recent book, And Then All Hell Broke Loose, published in the year 2016, is about his two-decade career in the Middle East as a freelance reporter.

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