Peter Bergen CNN, Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Books, Salary and Net Worth

Peter Bergen is an American journalist and author. He serves as CNN’s national security analyst, and New America’s vice president.

Peter Bergen Wiki

Peter Bergen is an American journalist and author. He serves as CNN’s national security analyst, New America’s vice president, and as a professor of practice at Arizona State University. Peter is known for producing the first television interview with Osama bin Laden in 1997.

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Peter Bergen Biography

Peter is Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows at New America, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C.. Bergen also serves as New America’s Director of the International Security and Future of War Programs. He is also a Professor of Practice at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University.

There, he is the co-director of the Center on the Future of War, a research fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security, and also CNN’s national security analyst. Bergen has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and also the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Peter is on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism which is the leading scholarly journal in the field. He has also testified before multiple congressional committees, including the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Bergen is a member of the Aspen Homeland Security Group.

He is the chairman of the board of the Global Special Operations Foundation, which is a non-profit advocating for the interests of special operations forces. Peter is also on the board of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, which advocates for Americans who are being held hostage and for journalists in conflict zones.

He was also a fellow at New York University’s Center on Law & Security between 2003 and 2011. He was a contributing editor at The New Republic for many years. He is also the editor of the South Asia Channel and South Asia Daily, online publications of Foreign Policy magazine from 2009 to 2016.

The interview marked the first time that bin Laden declared war against the United States to a Western audience, it aired on CNN.

Levin attended Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire before receiving an Open Scholarship to New College, Oxford, in 1981. There, he graduated with a degree in Modern History.

Peter Bergen Age

Peter Bergen was born on December 12, 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Peter Bergen Family

Peter was born to Sarah Elizabeth and David Thomas Bergen. He was born in a Roman Catholic family with his two sisters, Katherine Bergen and Margaret Bergen.

Peter Bergen Wife

Peter is married to Tresha Mabile the documentary director and producer and together they have two children. Their son is called Pierre Timothy Bergen.

Peter Bergen Cnn

He has worked at CNN in a variety of roles since 1990 as an analyst, correspondent, and producer.

Peter Bergen Books

  • Holy War, Inc. (2001)
  • The Osama bin Laden I Know (2006)
  • The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda (2011)
  • Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad
  • United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists.
  • Assessing the Terrorist Threat

Peter Bergen New America

Bergen has worked at New America in a variety of roles since 2001 as a fellow, director and vice president.

Peter has worked as a correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, and CNN. He also co-produced with Tresha Mabile the National Geographic Channel documentary, American War Generals (2014). Peter and Mabile also produced CNN Films’ Legion of Brothers, which premiered at Sundance in January 2017. The documentary was released in theaters in June 2017. It was then nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Politics and Government documentary.

On May 2, 2016, which was the five-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, CNN aired the documentary We Got Him: President Obama, Bin Laden, and the Future of the War on Terror. In addition to speaking with President Barack Obama, Peter also conducted the first in-depth interview with the architect of the bin Laden raid, Admiral William H. McRaven, as well as interviewing senior administration officials including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in his first in depth interview..

His four books have been made into documentaries for CNN, HBO and National Geographic. The documentaries based on Holy War, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know were nominated for Emmys in years 2001 and 2006. He was a producer of those films. Manhunt was the basis of the HBO documentary film, “Manhunt.” It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary in 2013. He was Executive Producer of the film. HBO adapted United States of Jihad for the 2016 documentary film, “Homegrown: The Counterterror Dilemma.” He was Executive Producer of the film.

As a producer for CNN in 1997, Bergen produced bin Laden’s first television interview. He won the Overseas Press Club Edward R. Murrow award for best foreign affairs documentary for the CNN program “Kingdom of Cocaine” in 1994, which was also nominated for an Emmy.

In 1993, Peter co-produced the CNN documentary, Terror Nation, which traced the links between Afghanistan and the bombers who attacked the World Trade Center for the first time. Terror Nation, which was shot in Afghanistan during the civil war there and aired in 1994, made a conclusion that the country would be the source of additional anti-Western terrorism. Bergen worked as a correspondent-producer for CNN from 1998 to 1999. Peter also produced documentaries on the Clinton administration, the Cali Cartel, the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress, and also advances in AIDS research. From 1997 to 1998, he was program editor for CNN Impact, a news magazine co-production of CNN and TIME.

He previously worked for CNN Special Assignment as a producer on a wide variety of international and U.S. national stories They include the first televised interview with white supremacist author, William Luther Pierce. Peter worked for ABC News in New York from 1985 to 1990. He then traveled to Pakistan for the first time with two friends to make a documentary about the Afghan refugees fleeing the Soviet invasion of their country in 1983. The following documentary, Refugees of Faith, was shown on Channel 4 (UK).

Manhunt Peter Bergen

In Manhunt, Bergen delivers a taut yet panoramic account of the pursuit and killing of Osama bin Laden. Here are riveting new details of bin Laden’s flight after the crushing defeat of the Taliban to Tora Bora, where American forces came startlingly close to capturing him, and of the fugitive leader’s attempts to find a secure hiding place. As the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound before the Pakistani government demolished it, Peter paints a vivid picture of bin Laden’s grim, Spartan life in hiding and his struggle to maintain control of al-Qaeda.

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