Nick Paton Walsh Wiki
Nick Paton Walsh is an American journalist from Guildford, England currently working as a Senior International Correspondent for CNN.
Nick Paton Walsh Biography
He studied at Epsom College, a boarding independent school in the town of Epsom, also in Surrey county. After Epsom College, he joined the University College London.
Nick Paton Walsh is a British journalist who is a Senior International Correspondent for CNN, working as their Beirut Correspondent and was born on November 26 1977 in Guildford, England. He has been a correspondent in several cities like Kabul as CNN‘s correspondent, an Asia and foreign affairs correspondent for the UK’s Channel Four News, and Moscow correspondent for The Guardian newspaper.
Nick Paton Walsh The Observer Newspaper
Nick began his career in 1999 with The Observer newspaper, where he was a researcher on the travel and film sections. While at the Observer he won the Young Journalist of the Year award from the British Press Gazette. His winning articles included one on nuclear testing in Kazakhstan, another on male anorexia and one on malaria in Gambia. The award secured him a place on the home news desk where he worked for 18 months.
He later accepted a voluntary redundancy to go and work as the newspaper’s stringer in Moscow. He later became the Guardian’s and Observer’s Moscow correspondent, a position he held for four years.
During this time, he was one of the two journalists who got inside the grounds of the Nord Ost theatre at the close of the Dubrovka theatre siege in October 2002. Paton covered the popular revolutions in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan and their failure in Azerbaijan and Belarus.
Paton was also the Guardian’s only correspondent in Beslan for the brutal hostage crisis at Middle School Number One. In addition to that, he helped break the story of the disciplining of Craig Murray, the then British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, who spoke out against the British invasion of Iraq. Paton also secured the ambassador’s first interview for the Guardian and Channel Four News.
In 2006, he won the Amnesty International’s Gaby Rado Award for his work in the former Soviet Union and their television award for his work in Sri Lanka in 2010. He also won the Lorenzo Natali Prize for human rights reporting in 2006. In February 2011, Paton’s work in Kandahar, Afghanistan was part of a body of reports that won Channel Four News the prestigious Broadcast television award for news and current affairs coverage.
Nick Paton Walsh CNN
Paton’s TV career began in March 2011 when he started working for CNN in Pakistan. Here he covered the death of Osama bin Laden as their first reporter in the country to the story, entering the fugitive’s former compound and breaking the news that cellphone signals had led the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to the al-Qaeda leader.
Paton also covered former U.S President Barack Obama‘s speech on the withdrawal of America’s troops from Afghanistan, detailing a Taliban resurgence in Nuristan Province, a booming opium culture in Badakhshan Province, together with insurgent violence and a resurgent al-Qaeda in Kunar.
From Benghazi, he reported on Libya’s declaration of liberty after Muammar al-Gaddafi was deposed. In September 2011, he became CNN’s full-time correspondent in Kabul before moving to Beirut in August 2012, from where he began covering the civil war in Syria. He reported on the fate of a 4-year-old girl hit by a sniper, the aftermath of an airstrike on a family home, Aleppo airstrikes and the protracted battle for 100 yards of a street in the Old City.
These reports helped CNN win two Edward R Murrow Awards, a Peabody and a News and Documentary Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in a Craft – Writing.
Nick Paton Walsh Channel Four News
Paton Walsh joined Channel Four News in September 2006 as a foreign affairs correspondent. For news programme, Paton covered the Iraq surge both from Baghdad and Washington, and reported from Mosul and Basra. He interviewed Russian murder suspect Andrey Lugovoy on the day the businessman was charged by British police with the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
While he was based in London, Paton uncovered a series of exclusives for the programme. These included the British use of incendiary bombs in Afghanistan; a covert British programme to train the special forces of regimes considered to have questionable human rights record and Sebastian Coe’s controversial description of the Chinese policemen who guided the Olympic torch through London as “thugs”.
During the 2008 elections in Zimbabwe, Paton was Channel Four News undercover correspondent. This made him one of the few western reporters inside the country during the violent crackdown on the MDC. In July 2008, he also reported on the war between Georgia and Russia from both sides of the front line.
Paton Walsh moved to Bangkok in September 2008 to become the programme’s Asia correspondent. During the Mumbai hotel sieges in November the same year, Paton got the first interview with the Australian barman held in the Taj Hotel. In March 2009, Channel Four News ran the first interview in seven years with alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The interview was a product of six months of negotiations by Paton Walsh and it took place at the courthouse and in his remand center, as he faced extradition to the U.S.
Victor Bout professed his innocence, but also admitted his planes could have run weapons without his knowledge. He also said he was close personal friends with Jean Pierre Bemba, an alleged warlord on trial in the Hague for crimes against humanity. In April 2009, Paton Walsh was deported from Sri Lanka along with his colleagues in the Channel Four News team in the country, for their reporting on allegations from the United Nations about sexual abuse in camps of those internally displaced there.
Paton, his producers Nevine Mabro and Bessie Du and cameraman Matt Jasper, had run a report to the end of the 25-year war when the military closed in on a tiny strip of land, filled with civilians, in the country’s north east, called the No Fire Zone. After three weeks of coverage, Paton’s team ran footage secretly filmed inside the camps, into which Tamil civilians fleeing the fighting had been held. The report enraged the country’s defence minister, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, so much that he personally rang Paton Walsh to inform him that he and his team would be deported.
While serving as an Asia correspondent, Paton covered the Afghanistan presidential election crisis of 2009. In a series about the British army’s conduct in Afghanistan, Paton revealed the dissatisfaction felt by Afghans who had worked for the UK military as translators in Helmand; men who had been injured on duty but who felt abandoned. In Pakistan, he reported on the Taliban’s infiltration of Karachi and on the military’s campaign to take Bajaur. His team made the first broadcast of a mobile phone footage of a woman being flogged publicly by the Taliban in the Swat Valley, which caused popular outcry in Pakistan.
Paton also organised and reported interviews with Taliban leaders Mansoor Dadullah and Mullah Nasir. Paton has also worked on economic booms in China, on mud volcanoes in Indonesia, food exportation from Cambodia, migrant workers in Dubai, Naxalite rebels in Chhattisgarh, India and he watched and reported as his office and flat were surrounded by protests in May 2010, that shook Bangkok.
Nick Paton Walsh Age
Nick was born on November 26 1977 in Guildford, Surrey, England. He is 45 years old.
Nick Paton Walsh Family
Information about Nick Paton’s parents and siblings is not available.
Nick Paton Walsh Wife
Paton Walsh has not yet opened up about his significant other. It is not known whether he is married or not. Also, there are no records of his past or present relationships.
Nick Paton Walsh Children
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Nick Paton Walsh Height
Nick is around 6 feet tall.
Nick Paton Walsh Salary Range
Nick’s salary is estimated to be between $5k to $10k annually.
Nick Paton Walsh Net worth Range
He has an estimated net worth of around $100k to $200k.
Is Nick Paton Walsh related to Jill Paton Walsh?
No the two are not related. They just happen to share a name. Jill Paton Walsh is an English novelist and children’s writer who was born on 29 April 1937. She is best known for the Peter Wimsey–Harriet Vane mysteries.