Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz

Martha Raddatz
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Martha Raddatz is co-anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent. She has covered all aspects of foreign policy for... Read More »
Martha Raddatz is co-anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent. She has covered all aspects of foreign policy for nearly 20 years – reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and from conflict zones around the world. Prior to her current role she served as White House correspondent during the last term of President George W. Bush's administration. She has reported from a range of locations throughout the world from Haiti and Yemen to the Mideast and through south Asia. Raddatz has traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan dozens of times, and to Iraq 21 times to cover the conflicts there. She was on the last convoy out of Iraq and is the only television reporter allowed to cover a combat mission over Afghanistan in an F15 fighter jet, spending nearly 10 hours in the air on two separate missions. In the early hours of June 8, 2006, she was the first correspondent to report that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, had been killed in a U.S. air strike north of Baghdad. In 2011 she reported exclusive details on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. That same year she had an exclusive interview on the USS Kearsage off the coast of Libya with the Marines who helped rescue two American pilots who had gone down in Libya. In 2012, Raddatz was on a USS destroyer as it made its way through the Strait of Hormuz. In October 2012, Raddatz moderated the only Vice Presidential debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, which covered both domestic and foreign topics. Post-debate Raddatz received an outpouring of praise for asking pointed questions on a range of issues while asserting control over the conversation. Raddatz joined ABC News in January, 1999 as the network's State Department correspondent. There she covered the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, as well as traveled to Africa, Pakistan and India with then U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Her coverage at the State Department after the attacks of September 11 was recognized, along with that of other ABC News recipients, with a Peabody Award as well as an Emmy Award. In May of 2004, Raddatz was named Senior National Security correspondent. During her time at the Pentagon, she reported exclusively on a number of stories, including the near capture of al-Zarqawi in April 2005, plus the discovery of his laptop computer. From 1993-1998 Raddatz was the Pentagon correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), where she reported on foreign policy, defense and intelligence issues. During her tenure at NPR, she made numerous trips to Eastern Europe to cover the war in Bosnia. Prior to joining NPR in 1993, she was the chief correspondent at the ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB-TV. In addition to covering several Presidential campaigns, she reported from the former Soviet Union, Africa, the Middle East, the Philippines and Europe. In 2012 Raddatz received the First Amendment Award from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) for excellence in journalism as well as the prestigious Fred Friendly First Amendment Award. She received four Emmy Awards, including an Emmy for being on the team covering the inauguration of Barack Obama. She was also the recipient the 2007 International Urbino Press Award, the 2005 Daniel Pearl Award from the Chicago Journalists Association, and a 1996 Overseas Press Club Award for her live coverage of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. In 2007 the White House Correspondents' Association awarded her the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for excellence in Presidential news coverage under deadline pressure. Her reporting was also recognized with the National Headliner Award for team coverage of the 1988 Presidential campaign. Raddatz is the author of The Long Road Home—a Story of War and Family, a highly acclaimed book was released in March of 2007 that made both the New York Times and Washington Post bestseller lists. The Washington Post described the book as "a masterpiece of literary non-fiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it." Raddatz is also a frequent guest on PBS's "Washington Week" and "Charlie Rose." « Read Less
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Navy SEAL, Green Beret killed in Afghanistan, leaving Marine brother 'Sole Survivor'
By Matt Seyler, Freda Kahen-Kashi and Martha Raddatz
May 30, 2021 Story from Politics Matt Seyler, Freda Kahen-Kashi, Martha Raddatz , ABC News
Afghan translators, contractors fear for their lives amid Taliban offensives, US withdrawal
By Martha Raddatz, Cindy Smith and Conor Finnegan
June 23, 2021 Story from Politics Martha Raddatz, Cindy Smith, Conor Finnegan , ABC News
Inside Kabul airport, lack of food and water, high heat, big crowds drive 1 family to leave
By Conor Finnegan and Martha Raddatz
August 23, 2021 Story from Politics Conor Finnegan, Martha Raddatz , ABC News
'I'm very scared': Afghan girls, women fear Taliban's return to power as US troops withdraw
By Martha Raddatz, Cindy Smith and Conor Finnegan
June 24, 2021 Story from Politics Martha Raddatz, Cindy Smith, Conor Finnegan , ABC News
Defense secretary says US still assessing who carried out Iraq rocket attack
By Martha Raddatz and Luis Martinez
March 5, 2021 Story from Politics Martha Raddatz, Luis Martinez , ABC News
3 brothers reunited after 50 years include an Army general and an Army colonel
By Martha Raddatz and Luis Martinez
October 13, 2021 Story from US Martha Raddatz, Luis Martinez , ABC News
US planning to evacuate Afghan interpreters, contractors ahead of withdrawal
By Martha Raddatz and Conor Finnegan
June 24, 2021 Story from Politics Martha Raddatz, Conor Finnegan , ABC News
An inside look at the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: ABC News exclusive
By Luis Martinez and Martha Raddatz
June 28, 2021 Story from Politics Luis Martinez, Martha Raddatz , ABC News
Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin is Biden's pick for defense secretary: Sources
By Martha Raddatz, Benjamin Siegel, Katherine Faulders, John Santucci and Luis Martinez
December 8, 2020 Story from Politics Martha Raddatz, Benjamin Siegel, Katherine Faulders, John Santucci, Luis Martinez , ABC News
Navajo Nation, reeling from coronavirus, focuses attention on elections
By Conor Finnegan and Martha Raddatz
September 12, 2020 Story from US Conor Finnegan, Martha Raddatz , ABC News
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