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Deborah Amos


Deborah Amos is an international correspondent, covering the Middle East for NPR News. In 2003, she returned to work with NPR after a decade in television news, including ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight and the PBS programs NOW with Bill Moyers and Frontline.

Prior to her work with ABC News, Amos spent 16 years with NPR including time overseas as the London Bureau Chief, and as an NPR foreign correspondent based in Amman, Jordan. Amos won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, a Breakthru Award, and widespread recognition for her coverage of the Gulf War in 1991. She spent 1991-92 at Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow, and in 2010 as a Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government. In 2009, Amos also won the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown University.

Amos is the author of Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East (2010) and Lines in the Sand: Desert Storm and the Remaking of the Arab World (1992). She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.