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Deborah Amos

Foreign Correspondent for National Public Radio

Deborah Amos is a foreign correspondent for National Public Radio and currently covers Iraq for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR’s award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Amos joined NPR in 1977, where she was first a director and then a producer for Weekend All Things Considered until 1979, after which she worked on documentaries until 1985. She has returned to work with NPR after a decade in television news, including ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight and the PBS programs NOW with Bill Moyers and Frontline. Prior to her work with ABC News, Amos spent 16 years with NPR, where she was most recently the London Bureau Chief. Previously she was based in Amman, Jordan, as an NPR foreign correspondent.

Amos has won several awards, including the Prix Italia, the Ohio State Award and a Breakthru Award. She received an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for “Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown,” and in 1984, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for “Refugees,” as well as widespread recognition for her coverage of the Gulf War in 1991. She spent 1991-92 as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and is the author of Lines in the Sand: Desert Storm and the Remaking of the Arab World (Simon and Schuster, 1992). She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Amos began her career after receiving a degree in broadcasting from the University of Florida at Gainesville.

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