NBC News promotes Engel to chief foreign correspondent
NBC Universal release
Richard Engel, who previously served as NBC News' senior Middle East correspondent and Beirut bureau chief, "will expand his role and continue to report for all platforms of NBC News," says a release. Engel, who has covered the entire war in Iraq, received the 2008 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University award and the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism, the first ever given to a broadcast journalist. He joined NBC News in May 2003.