In his more than 40-year career with NBC he has covered everything from war in the Middle East to peacekeeping missions in the former Yugoslavia. He has been based in Manila where he covered the Cambodian war, the Burma Revolt, the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, the drug war in Colombia and the Panama Invasion. He was based in Germany then in Moscow where he covered then Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev and the fall of the Soviet Union. He was the first TV journalist to be given access to a secret nuclear city in Siberia and the U.S. peacekeeping in Somalia. He was based in Tel Aviv where he covered the Lebanon war and Israel's handing over of the Sinai to Egypt. Maceda began his journalism career an producer for CBS News based in Paris; he was also a reporter for French TV.