Al Arabiya signs-up Abdullah Schleifer for top US role

Published May 14th, 2006 - 12:36 GMT

Dr. Abdullah Schleifer, the renowned US journalist and one of the Middle East’s most influential media figures, is named Al Arabiya News Channel’s Washington D.C. Bureau Chief.

Celebrated as a commentator and pioneer of journalism, Schleifer has been part of the Middle East’s media landscape for nearly three decades, covering major political, cultural, religious and economic events for Arab and American media. His extensive knowledge of the region’s political news history, positions him among the most recognizable media voices today and he regularly appears on domestic and international news networks.

Former founder and director of the Adham Center for Television Journalism at the American University in Cairo, Abdullah Schleifer also co-founded the Transnational Broadcasting Studies journal. Prior to that, Schleifer served as NBC News Cairo Bureau Chief and Middle East producer/reporter based in Beirut.

He is currently professor emeritus at the American University of Cairo (AUC) and honorary and former chairman of the Foreign Press Association in Cairo.

 


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