September Panel: So You Want to be a Foreign Correspondent: Journalists Reporting From the Middle East
Join the Newswomen’s Club of New York for an exciting panel discussion with three prominent journalists with wide experience covering the Middle East. Mona Iskander of PBS, Courtney Kealy of Fox News Radio, and Tamer El-Ghobashy of the Wall Street Journal will describe their experiences reporting from one of the most volatile regions of the world and answer your questions, including questions about how to break into the field of foreign reporting.
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Place: NYC Seminar & Conference Center, 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 515, New York, NY
Cost: $5 for members / $10 for nonmembers
RSVP: Please pay and reserve your spot at www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/events
Mona Iskander is an award-winning producer and correspondent for Need to Know on PBS, a weekly, national news magazine show. Her reporting has taken her to the streets of Cairo, Ramallah and Amman and to the remote island of Kiribati in the South Pacific to report on climate change. She has also traveled extensively throughout the US to produce stories on the economy, the environment and social issues. Previously, Mona was a field producer and correspondent for the weekly news magazine show “NOW” on PBS and an associate producer for CNN. She has a master`s degree from the Columbia Journalism School and is a founding board member of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.
Courtney Kealy is a national correspondent for Fox News Radio, currently based in NYC. Until last fall, she was based in Jerusalem, covering stories in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Gaza and Afghanistan. From 2005-2009, she was based in Baghdad and covered Saddam Hussein’s trials, the explosion of sectarian violence and U.S. military strategy while embedded with U.S. troops. She has covered the political crises of Lebanon, Syria’s role in the region, as well as the Intifada, the fracturing of the Palestinian Authority and Israel’s response. She has gone on air for Fox from Jerusalem, London, Washington DC, and New York, as a reporter and on-air analyst. Previously, she has worked on air for ABC News outlets in TV and radio and published photographs in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Der Spiegel. She has a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School.
Tamer El-Ghobashy joined The Wall Street Journal in 2010, where he covers criminal justice for the Greater New York section. He has also covered the Egyptian revolution for the paper, returning twice to cover parliamentary and presidential elections there. Previously, he was with NBC Local Integrated Media, where he worked as a national editor for 10 news websites in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. Tamer spent eight years at The New York Daily News, where he covered everything from local New York City news to national and international events, including Hurricane Katrina, the 2006 war in Lebanon, and wild fires in San Diego. He is a founding board member of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.