Jamie Gangel

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Jamie Gangel
Born1955 (age 67–68)
EducationGeorgetown University (BS)
OccupationTelevision reporter
(m. 1988)

Jamie Sue Gangel (born 1955)[1] is an American television news reporter working as a CNN special correspondent. She became a national correspondent for the NBC News' Today show in February 1992. Since joining NBC News in 1983 as a general assignment and political correspondent based in Washington, DC, Gangel had been a frequent contributor to NBC Nightly News, Today, Dateline NBC and MSNBC.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Gangel was born and raised in New York City, the daughter of Richard I. Gangel and Phyllis Gangel-Jacob.[3] Her parents divorced eleven months after her birth.[1] Her mother is a retired justice of the New York Supreme Court.[1] Gangel was raised in the Jewish faith.[4] Gangel earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 1977. She attended Harvard University in 1976, where she studied international economics.


Gangel began her career in broadcast journalism in 1978 as an assignment editor for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. At the same time, she worked for all-news radio station WTOP-AM, the CBS affiliate in Washington. In 1982, she joined television station WPLG-TV in Miami, Florida as a general assignment reporter and substitute anchor.

Gangel provided some of the first reports of the September 11, 2001 attacks from New York, including confirming that the Pentagon had been hit by a plane and that the CIA offices had been evacuated. Her exclusive interviews have included Frank Zappa and former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

On August 24, 2015, Gangel began a new phase of her career as a Special Correspondent for CNN.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Gangel is married to New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and they have two children, twins Lily and Nicholas. The family resides in Florida.[5] Silva converted to Judaism as an adult.[4]


Gangel has won numerous awards for reporting, including the


  1. ^ a b c Shelter Island Reporter: "Island Profile: A couple of city lawyers find refuge on the Island" by Carol Galligan July 13, 2011
  2. ^ a b Joyella, Mark (24 August 2015). "CNN Hires Jamie Gangel as Special Correspondent". TVNewser. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Jamie Sue Gangel Marries Daniel Silva in Washington". New York Times. 9 October 1988. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Moscow Rules spy novelist Daniel Silva". Hugh Hewitt. July 29, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2012. And also, I also fell in love with a Jewish woman, and wanted my children to be raised Jewish, and didn't want to be different from them.
  5. ^ "Jamie Gangel, Special Correspondent". CNN. Retrieved 23 December 2016.

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