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Jamie Gangel is an American television reporter based in the United States. 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. Gangel began a new phase of her career with Cable News Network in August 2015.
Gangel was born and raised in New York City. She graduated with a B.S. 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.
Gangel is married to New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and they have two children.
Gangel has won numerous awards for reporting, including the
- Edward R. Murrow Award, presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association;
- Gracie Award, by the American Women in Radio and Television;
- Clarion Award, and the
- Associated Press Award for Best Spot News Coverage.
- Joyella, Mark. "CNN Hires Jamie Gangel as Special Correspondent". TVNewser. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
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