Richard Engel Bio

(Journalist, Author)

Richard Engel is an American journalist and writer. He is married to producer May Forrest and have two kids together.

Relationship Statistics of Richard Engel

What is Richard Engel marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Richard Engel get married ? (married date):May, 2015
How many children does Richard Engel have ? (name):Two (Henry Thomas Engel and Theodore Forrest Engel)
Is Richard Engel having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Richard Engel gay ?: No
Who is Richard Engel wife ? (name):Mary Forrest

More about the relationship

Richard Engel’s love life, he is married to producer Mary Forrest since their marriage in May 2015.

They were blessed with a son named Henry Thomas Engel in September 2015. Their second son was born in Aug 2019. They named him Theodore Forrest Engel.

Prior to this relationship, he was married to his college sweetheart. However, due to their irreconcilable differences, they divorced in 2005.

Who is Richard Engel?

Richard Engel is an American author and journalist. He is popular as an NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent.

Moreover, he has covered issues like the Iraq War, the Arab Spring, and the Syrian Civil War.

Richard Engel: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

He was born on Sep 16, 1973, in New York City, New York, USA. He has Jewish and Swedish ethnicity and has a cardiologist older brother.

His father, Peter worked as a Goldman Sachs financier, and his mother Nina was an antique storekeeper.

During his childhood, he suffered from dyslexia. However, he overcame his problem and went on to have a successful education.

Thus, reflecting on his education and qualifications, he completed his high school from Riverdale Country School. Later on, he graduated from Stanford University in 1996 with a B.A. in International Relations.

Richard Engel: Professional Life, Career, Awards

Richard Engel’s career, he started working as a freelance reporter in Cairo to make a big name for himself. He continued as a freelance reporter in Cairo for more than four years.

He was also a news reporter for ‘USA Today’. At the same time, he served as a freelance journalist for ABC News. While working there, he masterminded on covering the news of the Iraq war which was at the time, an international matter of concern. As a result, his dedication and hard work paid off as he became the Senior Middle East correspondent on the popular news channel, NBC News.

Subsequently, he covered much news during the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah conflict preparing many reports. Later on, after working for more than two years as Senior Middle East Correspondent, he secured promotion as Chief Foreign Correspondent in NBC News.

Furthermore, he covered the news of the presidential election at Kabul, Afghanistan in the year 2009. Due to his risky and life-threatening job, he nearly died when he was covering the news of the Libyan Civil War.

Due to his death-defying works to cover the news, he earned a lot of awards for his bravery and dedication as a reporter. He lifted a lot of awards from his career and earned prestigious awards such as RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, Peabody Award, Society of Professional Journalism Award, Gracie Award and John Chancellor Award.

Net Worth and Salary

This journalist’s net worth is estimated at around $4 million.

As per the sources, the average salary received by a journalist is around $39k per year.

Rumors and Controversy

Richard along with his fellow members Aziz Akyavaş, Ghazi Balkiz, John Kooistra, Ian Rivers, and Ammar Cheikh Omar, was held in Syria. This abduction took place on Dec 13, 2012.

After five days they were released and Richard told behind this kidnapping might be done by a loyal group of al-Assad, named Shabiha.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Richard Engel has a height of 6 feet and has an average weight. He has hair in light brown hair and has light brown eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Richard is active on social networking sites. He has more than around 423.5k on Twitter.

Moreover, he is followed by over 42k and 12.2k on Facebook and Instagram respectively.


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