Like Cows Heading to the Barn MSM Reporters Head to Al Jazeera

January 13, 2006

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Former ABC Nightline Correspondent heads to Al Jazeera.

The Arab news network Al Jazeera announced Thursday that Dave Marash, an award-winning former correspondent for ABC News’ “Nightline,” is joining its 24-hour English-language network, to be launched this spring.
In an interview Thursday, Marash, 63, described his new position as “the most interesting job on Earth.”
Al Jazeera’s new English-language network, going head-to-head against CNN International and the BBC World Service, will include four hours of programming from Washington, co-anchored by Marash and an as-yet-unnamed woman.
Riz Khan, a former BBC reporter who most recently was host of the CNN International talk show “Q&A,” has also joined the staff, along with his CNN producer, James Wright, and Kieran Baker, a former editor and producer for CNN. Also on board is Josh Rushing, a former Marine Corps information officer in Iraq who was featured in “Control Room,” a 2004 documentary focusing on Al Jazeera’s coverage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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