Richard Engel was 16 September 1973 in New York City.
He is an American journalist and author and the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News.
Engel who was dyslexic attended the Riverdale Country School in New York. He spent his junior year of high school in Italy and became fluent in Italian. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Stanford. While he was at Stanford he did periodic write-ups for The Stanford Daily.
Engel started his journalism career as a freelance reporter in Cairo, Egypt for four years; he learned Egyptian Arabic while there. He then became a correspondent for The World, a new magazine that was produced by the BBC World Service and Public Radio International
On December 13, 2012, Engel and his five crew members, Aziz Akyavaş, Ghazi Balkiz, John Kooistra, Ian Rivers, and Ammar Cheikh Omar, were abducted in Syria.
What Languages Does Richard Engel Speak?
Richard Engel is multilingual, he speaks Arabic, English, and Italian.