Wednesday, April 17, 2024

NBC’s Star Correspondent Richard Engel Said to Be Missing in Syria


There are reports right now that Richard Engel, NBC’s star correspondent in Syria, is missing. First reports came from the Turkish press and were picked up John Cook of NBC News isn’t commenting. But reports are spreading on Twitter that Engel and a Turkisj journalist haven’t been seen since last Wednesday or Thursday. Engel’s last piece from Aleppo aired on December 13th: Here’s hoping he’s okay.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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