Cal Perry Wiki
This is what you need to know about Cal Perry, a broadcast journalist currently working for MSNBC. Born on October 6th, 1979 in Washington D.C, Perry is the son of Mark Perry.
Cal Perry Bio
Previously, he held a senior role working for Voice of America. Cal then moved briefly to Al Jazeera English. Prior to joining Al Jazeera, he used to work with CNN where he was mostly stationed in the Middle East.
During this time, he served as Bureau Chief in Baghdad, Iraq (2005-2007), Bureau Chief in Beirut, Lebanon. From these bases, Cal also covered the wars in Lebanon (2006), Georgia (2008), and Pakistan (2008), plus the aftermath of the devastating cyclone in Bangladesh, in 2007.
Cal Perry Age
Cal Perry was born on October 6th, 1979 in Washington D.C. He is 42 years old.
Cal Perry Wife
Perry is married to his wife Noreen Jameel. Together they are parents of their 2 children together.
Cal Perry MSNBC
Perry’s international career began as a program officer for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation where he served in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. After returning to the USA, Perry was named the chief researcher at the National Veterans Legal Services Program in Washington D.C.
Perry then moved to CNN where he was given an international assignment as an editor on the network’s foreign desk in Atlanta, Georgia. He was responsible for all aspects of CNN’s newsgathering, coordinating the international coverage of all its networks, producing reporter live shots, and also determining the editorial content for the CNN news package.
Perry was then put on the field as a producer in Iraq. He was an embedded producer in 2003, he remained in the country, based in Baghdad. Perry reported from nearly all of Iraq’s provinces. During his time in the country, he produced, directed and reported on the award-winning CNN documentary, Combat Hospital, which was an inside look into one of the U.S military’s busiest combat hospitals in Iraq.
Perry was the organizer of CNN’s West Bank coverage of the death and funeral of Yasser Arafat, a Palestinian president in November 2004. He was among the first reporters to appear to live from Bangladesh in 2007 during the massive cyclone Sidr providing both on-air coverage and still photographs.
As the CNN liaison for the Middle East and CNN’s bureau chief in Lebanon, Perry conducted a series of first-time interviews with well-known world leaders. He conducted an exclusive interview with the exiled Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, from a safe house located in Syria in August 2007.
Perry was one of the first reporters from the Western media to interview Meshaal and publish an article entitled, Face to Face with top Hamas Leader in a Secret Location. Perry became one of the first reporters in more than three years to interview the President of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, in English in 2008.
Additionally, Perry interviewed the Syrian first lady, Asma al-Assad, in 2009, and Saad Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister, in the first interview with him after his election, in 2008.
Cal Perry Awards
Perry won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award following his coverage of the story entitled, Capture of Saddam Hussein. He was also involved in the reporting of the 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel. He won the Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Journalism.
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