Steve Harrigan

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Steve Harrigan is a television news correspondent who worked on foreign assignments for CNN News before joining Fox News as a Middle East correspondent in October 2001. His home is in Miami, Florida.[1]

On August 31, 2010, Steve Harrigan reported on Hurricane Earl (2010) and its aftermath on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands [2]. Steve Harrigan reported on Hurricane Katrina from Gulfport, Mississippi; Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan; and on conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians. Before working at Fox, he was at CNN in Moscow "where he reported from inside the Kremlin when then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned in 1991, and covered the Chechen War". CNN's Moscow bureau received the Peabody Award, DuPont Award, and Kaplan Award for excellence in reporting while he was with the network.[1]

Harrigan reported from Georgia when it was involved in combat with Russia in 2008 and had to run to escape after being targeted by gunfire at one point.[3] Harrigan reported from Haiti in 2010 after a major earthquake.[4] He has also reported on Hurricane Harvey.

Harrigan has filed reports from 80 different countries—more than any other Fox[5] News correspondent.

Harrigan graduated from Duke University and holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature. He is fluent in the Russian language.[1]

Libya Controversy[edit]

On March 21, 2011 CNN foreign correspondent Nic Robertson criticized Harrigan's coverage of Operation Odyssey Dawn and allegations that the Libyan government had used foreign journalists as human shields against a coalition air-strike on Mummar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli.[6] The controversy arose when Harrigan refused to take part of a trip organized by the Libyan government to inspect the site of the attack. According to Robertson, the Fox News team sent a non-editorial member of their staff instead of Harrigan.[7]