Ian Pannell

Ian Pannell
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Ian Pannell is a senior foreign correspondent for ABC News, stationed in the London Bureau. Prior to joining ABC, Pannell worked at the BBC for 20 years, covering some of... Read More »
Ian Pannell is a senior foreign correspondent for ABC News, stationed in the London Bureau. Prior to joining ABC, Pannell worked at the BBC for 20 years, covering some of the most astonishing, compelling stories in recent history. His work has taken him all over the world, reporting from North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As the Taliban left Afghanistan in 2001, he was the very first journalist to enter the capital, and he later returned in 2008, covering the push for democratic change in Kabul. Pannell reported from Syria for three years as a civilian protest movement transformed into civil war, making more than a dozen trips to rebel-held areas. He covered the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Bahrain and the war in Libya. Pannell also had rare access to the front lines to cover the civil war in Yemen. For the past two years he reported from the front lines of Crimea during the Ukraine/Russia conflict, Gaza during the Hamas and Israel conflict, Nepal after the earthquake that devastated the country in 2015, and on the ongoing migrant crisis and refugee exodus. Pannell has pursued enterprise reports in the United States and Latin America. In the U.S., he covered the heroin epidemic, the lives of families affected by homelessness, the trafficking of children into a lifetime of forced sex slavery and the rising gun crime in Chicago. While in Latin America he covered the war on drugs affecting Columbia’s cocaine business. His reporting has won many major awards in journalism. He was awarded an International Emmy for his contribution in covering the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, the Royal Television Society Award for International News Coverage on his 2013 report of Syrian rebel-held areas, and an International Press Award for his enterprise stories on displaced families in Syria. Pannell has been honored with two additional Emmys and two Peabody awards for his excellence in reporting. He also holds several other awards for his dedication to honest, authentic storytelling. Pannell began his career working in radio at the BBC and went on to anchor news shows for BBC World as well as its domestic equivalent in the U.K., The BBC News Channel. He is married and the proud father of three boys. « Read Less
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US exit from Afghanistan leaves progress, anxiety in its wake: Reporter's Notebook
By Ian Pannell
May 8, 2021 Story from International Ian Pannell , ABC News
In Ethiopian civil war, famine and sexual violence shatter Tigray region
By Sohel Uddin, Haley Yamada and Ian Pannell
June 23, 2021 Story from International Sohel Uddin, Haley Yamada, Ian Pannell , ABC News
Yemen, on brink of collapse, may suffer further after Trump decision on Ansar Allah
By Guy Davies, Angus Hines and Ian Pannell
January 24, 2021 Story from International Guy Davies, Angus Hines, Ian Pannell , ABC News
Sister of last American hostage held by Taliban begs Biden: 'Get my brother home'
By James Gordon Meek, Ian Pannell and Sohel Uddin
June 29, 2021 Story from US James Gordon Meek, Ian Pannell, Sohel Uddin , ABC News
10 years into Syrian civil war, warning of 'catastrophic' conditions in last rebel stronghold of Idlib
By Guy Davies, Ibtissem Guenfoud, Ian Pannell and Angus Hines
March 20, 2021 Story from International Guy Davies, Ibtissem Guenfoud, Ian Pannell, Angus Hines , ABC News
Darkness, sadness in Kabul as Taliban go public: Reporter’s Notebook
By Ian Pannell
August 18, 2021 Story from International Ian Pannell , ABC News
Afghans fear US withdrawal could stifle progress as Taliban wait in the shadows
By Ian Pannell, Bruno Roeber, Kirit Radia and Haley Yamada
April 30, 2021 Story from US Ian Pannell, Bruno Roeber, Kirit Radia, Haley Yamada , ABC News
Thousands crossing US-Mexico border despite nonessential travel ban, COVID-19 threat
By Ian Pannell, Matt Gutman and Enjoli Francis
May 29, 2020 Story from International Ian Pannell, Matt Gutman, Enjoli Francis , ABC News
Syria, Yemen conflict zones face potential devastation from large-scale coronavirus outbreak
By Ian Pannell and David R Merrell
May 1, 2020 Story from International Ian Pannell, David R Merrell , ABC News
Inside the epicenter of the South Korean coronavirus outbreak: Reporter's Notebook
By Ian Pannell
February 24, 2020 Story from US Ian Pannell , ABC News
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