Correspondent Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Correspondent Quotes from Mona Eltahawy, Henry Knox, Robert D. Kaplan, Henry Villard, Amy Chozick. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

In 1993, I joined Reuters as a correspondent in its Cai

In 1993, I joined Reuters as a correspondent in its Cairo bureau.
Mona Eltahawy
We imagined that the mildness of our government and the wishes of the people were so correspondent that we were not as other nations, requiring brutal force to support the laws.
Henry Knox
The most important thing I learned as a foreign correspondent in about 80 countries is that it takes a very shallow knowledge of history to think that there are solutions to most problems.
Robert D. Kaplan
He appeared every night, like myself, at about nine o’clock, in the office of Mr. Tyler, to learn the news brought in the night Associated Press report. He knew me from the Bull Run campaign as a correspondent of the press.
Henry Villard
I had been a foreign correspondent in Japan for the ‘Wall Street Journal’ when my editor there became Washington bureau chief – this was 2007 – and he said, ‘How would you like to go to Iowa and cover Hillary Clinton?’ I was 28. I went to Iowa.
Amy Chozick
Kennedy did not have to run the risk of having his ideas and his words shortened and adulterated by a correspondent. This was the television era, not only in campaigning, but in holding the presidency.
Hugh Sidey
The war correspondent has his stake – his life – in his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse, or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute.
Robert Capa
In the spring of 1988, my wife, Joan Didion, and I were approached about writing a screenplay based on a book by Alanna Nash called ‘Golden Girl,’ a biography of the late network correspondent and anchorwoman Jessica Savitch.
John Gregory Dunne
Non-fiction about personal subjects is going to attract more user comments than a foreign correspondent writing from Syria – unfortunately.
Meghan Daum
Rather than influence the media, I hope that my progress from player to correspondent shows that there is a role for former cricketers in the media, despite the intolerant views of some of my colleagues in the press box.
Jonathan Agnew
My goal was to be a network correspondent by the time I was 30.
Jessica Savitch
I was a war correspondent and journalist for a long time, and I was very near the towers on 9/11 and very shortly after in Afghanistan.
Peter Landesman
The greatest promotion I ever had on a newspaper was when ‘The Washington Post’ suddenly promoted me from city-side general assignment reporter to Latin American correspondent and sent me off to Cuba. Fidel Castro had just come to power. It was a very exciting assignment, but also very serious.
Tom Wolfe
I remember that during the period leading up to independence in Angola in 1975, I was the only correspondent there at all for three months.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Chia Chang, the Washington correspondent for the privately owned Taipei news organization ‘United Daily News,’ was told to leave the ICAO building after producing a Taiwanese passport to ICAO media accreditation officials. Canada recognizes Taiwanese passports. Beijing does not.
Terry Glavin
I was hired at CNBC TV by a financial news anchor named Louis Rukeyser who had spent decades as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East. He told me I could learn the craft on the job. That was my first paid gig. Before that I was an unpaid intern at CNN in Atlanta.
Margaret Brennan
The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as the first Allied correspondent to reach the city.
Wilfred Burchett
I’m not besotted with the notion of being on CNN to the point that I’m going to suddenly morph into Anderson Cooper or Christiane Amanpour. I’m not a foreign correspondent.
Anthony Bourdain
Actually, my correspondent’s language is better than mine. He can put his sentiment into words.
Alfred Hershey
For many years as a foreign correspondent, I not only worked alongside human rights advocates, but considered myself one of them. To defend the rights of those who have none was the reason I became a journalist in the first place. Now, I see the human rights movement as opposing human rights.
Stephen Kinzer
When you have been born in a war like me, living in a war as a child, when you have been in wars as a war correspondent all your life – trust me! You develop a form of fatalism; you are always ready to die.
Oriana Fallaci
Some people get the wrong idea about what the job of a cricket correspondent involves – it’s not all laid-on luxury travel.
Jonathan Agnew
They wanted to audition people for the Middle East correspondent on ‘The Daily Show.’ They wanted to hire somebody ethnic for that slot. Helms had left, Cordry had left, and they felt that they needed an ethnic face. So, I went in and auditioned, and I got the job.
Aasif Mandvi
I am working as a co-host on a show called, ‘Lifetime Live.’ It’s on the Lifetime cable network. My co-host is Deborah Roberts. She’s a news correspondent with 20/20. We are billed as a news and information show. It’s fun.
Dana Reeve
I was a war correspondent in Korea. I did a book on it: ‘This is War.’
David Douglas Duncan
Many authors hate to go on grinding book tours. But I’ve always found it a useful way to be a foreign correspondent in America and take the pulse of the country.
Thomas Friedman
For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.
Robert Capa
On the flip side, I enjoy covering the Arab world, I’ve spent my entire career here in the Middle East, but I would never call myself a war correspondent.
Anthony Shadid
Holding political leaders accountable on behalf of voters is at the core of what I do every day in my role as Chief White House Correspondent, so to do it on the national stage at a critical moment in the primary is a responsibility I take really seriously.
Hallie Jackson
I’ve been an entrepreneur, a writer, a food correspondent. I might have been an architect – but I’m bad at maths.
Prue Leith
I’m a young correspondent, so sometimes I’m just young. Sometimes I’m just straightforward.
Jessica Williams
We had a couple of minor coups that made a big difference. We snared away from a competitor a correspondent already on the ground in Afghanistan. That was an enormous help to us, because there we were.
Brit Hume
My husband is a Dutch television correspondent. He’s not taking any job away from an American. Because I don’t really think there are any Americans that can speak Dutch and explain American politics to a Dutch audience.
Alexandra C. Pelosi
I have to admit that the empty prestige and the stupid glory – yes, the horrible rush, the deadly sense of importance that war brings to life – are hard illusions to shake off. Look at me, a war correspondent.
Michael Hastings
My dad originally wanted to be a foreign correspondent before he got into politics. We have very similar personalities, so I think I get a lot of that interest from him.
Abby Huntsman
I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent.
Christiane Amanpour
People often talk about parachute journalism, but one of the skills that you get when you are a correspondent is the ability to look at facts fast and work out what the story is.
Richard Quest
When I started as a White House correspondent, there was a lot of criticism from guys saying, ‘She focuses too much on the person but not enough on policy.’ I never understood that argument at all. I just didn’t agree with the premise.
Maureen Dowd
I had no desire to go to Iraq. I never wanted to go to Mosul. I’m not a war correspondent. No part of me thrives on the adrenaline or anything like that.
Stacey Dooley
I started at ‘The Daily Telegraph’ as a daily news reporter. I moved then to ‘The Guardian,’ and then I moved to New York as the correspondent for ‘The Guardian,’ moved to ‘The Times of London.’ And really, it was the best job you could imagine. You could cover any story you wanted in America.
Joanna Coles
I was a foreign correspondent in Berlin in the mid-’90s.
Rick Atkinson
Abu Musab al-Suri is someone I got to know pretty well because he’s a Syrian. Very bright guy, lived in London. He actually was the person who took myself and correspondent Peter Arnett and the cameraman, Peter Juvenal, to interview bin Laden for his first TV interview.
Peter Bergen
I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.
Francois Gautier
Covering Richard Nixon’s triumphant run in 1968 turned out to be my last major assignment as a general correspondent for CBS News. In September of that year, ’60 Minutes’ made its debut and I began the best, the most fulfilling job a reporter could imagine.
Mike Wallace
I’ve worked as an E! News correspondent covering New York Fashion Week and have appeared on several fashion shows and online sites.
EJ Johnson
I’m always interested in furthering our sport. Like, I would love to be a correspondent newsperson, somebody who informs the fans a little bit more and able to bring a little more closure to our sport where it’s more of a black and white as opposed to the gray area.
Roy Nelson
I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent.
Christiane Amanpour
When you’re a war correspondent, the reader is for you because the reader is saying, ‘Gee, I wouldn’t want to be doing that.’ They’re on your side.
P. J. O’Rourke
The 800-pound gorillas of TV news are gone. When I was the White House correspondent at NBC, and Tom Brokaw was anchor, the reporters were protected.
Campbell Brown
Like all young reporters – brilliant or hopelessly incompetent – I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits – the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of.
Russell Baker