Cary Vaughan

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Cary Vaughan
OccupationTeacher, journalist
Known forWork on behalf of Terry A. Anderson
Spouse(s)Bill Foley
AwardsInternational Press Freedom Award (1991)

Cary Vaughan is an American English language instructor and journalist best known for her role in the Terry A. Anderson hostage crisis in Lebanon. An instructor at the American University of Beirut and a part-time worker at Associated Press bureau there,[1] Vaughan and her husband Bill Foley, an AP photojournalist, were friends with Anderson prior to his abduction.[2] Following his abduction by Hezbollah militants, Vaughan and Foley worked to secure his release. For their efforts, the pair received one of the first International Press Freedom Awards from the Committee to Protect Journalists in 1991.[3][4]


  1. ^ McGrory, Brian (4 December 1991). "Anderson's fame was his misfortune". Boston Globe. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  2. ^ Anderson, Bonnie M. (18 March 1988). "Reach Out For Peace; It's What We All Must Do". Miami Herald. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Journalists Receive 1996 Press Freedom Awards". Committee to Protect Journalists. 1996. Archived from the original on 11 August 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  4. ^ "2 Journalists are honored for championing free press". The Robesonian. Associated Press. 30 October 1991. Retrieved 3 June 2011.