Washington, DC (February 18, 2012)- Today NABJ mourns the loss of New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid. He suffered a fatal asthma attack yesterday in Syria, where he was reporting on the political uprising.
"It is with great sadness that we heard the news of Mr. Shadid’s untimely death. Mr. Shadid risked his life many times for his reporting—for stories he believed needed to be told. We have loss a true giant in our industry, he will be greatly missed,” said NABJ President Greg Lee Jr.
Mr. Shadid is survived by his wife, Nada Bakri, and his son and daughter. He had worked previously for the AP, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. He won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting in 2004 and 2010 for his Iraq coverage.
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