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Martin Fletcher
Born London, UK
Education University of Bradford
Occupation Correspondent
Title NBC News Correspondent & Tel Aviv Bureau Chief
NBC News Biography Official website

Martin Fletcher is NBC News' Middle East correspondent and Tel Aviv Bureau chief.

Born in London, graduated from the University of Bradford in 1970. Worked as a French and German interpreter for the Common Market. Began career as a television news programming writer for VisNews in the UK in 1970. He joined the BBC, writing on the main evening news program, the 9 o'clock News, until returning to Visnews after teaching himself to be a news cameraman. After four years in Belgium, Israel and Rhodesia he joined NBC News. Started with NBC News as a cameraman in 1977, began Tel Aviv assignment as network correspondent in 1982. Added Bureau Chief to his duties in 1996. Has received five Emmy awards for his work on the first Palestinian uprising, the second Palestinian uprising, Rwanda, Kosovo, and trauma medicine in Israel. He has received numerous other awards including the television pulitzer, the duPont from Columbia university, five Overseas Press Club awards, several Edward R. Murrows awards, a Hugo gold medal for a documentary on Israel which he shared with other NBC staffers, and an award from the Royal Society of Television in Britain. He is the author of "Breaking News," published in New York by St. Martin's Press in 2008. It has received universal recognition as one of the best books ever on the work of a foreign correspondent. His next book, on Israel, is due out with the same publishers in the fall of 2010.

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