Ayman Mohyeldin

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Ayman Mohyeldin is a foreign correspondent for NBC NEWS and anchor for MSNBC. He is also the host of the show ‘Roadmap’ on MSNBC’s digital channel, Shift. Since joining NBC News, Ayman has reported from Egypt, Libya, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, Gaza, Lebanon, Japan, Europe and the United States.


Ayman has traveled across Syria reporting on the war with both opposition rebels and government officials. He has also reported on Syria’s humanitarian spillover into neighboring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. In September 2012, Ayman was among the first journalists to report from Benghazi, Libya, following the attacks on the US Consulate. He most recently covered the 2014 Israeli War on Gaza, where his reporting was widely cited and praised around the world.


Prior to joining NBC News, Ayman was a correspondent for Al Jazeera English based in Cairo, where he was at the epicenter of Arab uprisings. In January of 2011, Ayman covered the Egyptian revolution and the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.


From May 2008 until May 2010, Ayman was the only foreign broadcast journalist based in the Gaza Strip. During the 2008/2009 War in Gaza, he was the only American journalist reporting live from the area. In 2007, Ayman's exclusive report during Egypt's referendum on constitutional amendments exposed serious voting irregularities and violations. From 2003 to 2006, he was based in Baghdad where he covered the immediate aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq. He was among the few international journalists allowed to observe and report on the US handover of Saddam Hussein to an Iraqi judge.


In 2011, Time Magazine named Ayman as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. For his reporting, Ayman has won a Peabody Award, the UK’s Cutting Edge Media Award, Argentina’s prestigious Perfil International Press Freedom Award, Lebanon’s May Chediac Foundation Award and Europe’s Anna Lindh Foundation Award. He has also received multiple Emmy nominations throughout his career.