Richard Roth Wiki
Richard Roth is an American journalist who works for CNN as a correspondent and covers stories on the United Nations. He hosted the Diplomatic License until its cancellation in January 2006. Diplomatic License was a weekly program that was devoted to the United Nations affairs.
Richard Roth Biography
Richard went to New York University from where he graduated with a degree in journalism.
He is a CNN “original” since he is among the first employees when the network launched in 1980. He has covered a wide range of stories in his career, a great example is the 1989 Beijing student uprising in Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as the first Gulf War. Before joining CNN, he was an anchor and reporter for AP Radio and a producer for WPIX-TV in New York City.
Richard Roth Age
Roth was born in 1955 in New York City, New York, United States. This makes him 63 years old as of2018. The exact date of birth of the CNN staffer is not known.
Richard Roth CNN
Richard began working for CNN in 1980 after the network was launched. Then, he worked as an assignment desk editor at the NY bureau. He continued on to work as CNN’s NY Assistant Bureau Chief, Chicago’s Bureau Chief and Rome’s Bureau Chief. In the 90’s he became the host of CNN’s special report; Murder by Numbers. He is credited for his Coverage work on; Gulf War One (1991-1992), the revolution in Prague, Romania, Berlin Wall fall, Tiananmen Square uprising, Achille Lauro hijacking, American political conventions and 9-11 at World Trade Center.
He was also the host of Diplomatic License until its cancellation in January 2006. Roth currently is CNN’s Senior United Nations Correspondent. He specializes in United Nations headquarters coverage. Roth has covered the role of the United Nations and its reactions to the Afghanistan & Iraq wars, in addition to an array of reports concerning U.S. politics. His political reports on the U.S include the 2009 financial crisis and various presidential elections. He has also reported on of issues such as the Iranian nuclear crisis, the Russia-Georgia dispute from a U.N. diplomatic perspective, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer’s resignation, Haitian earthquake relief efforts, and Michael Jackson’s death.
Between 2002-2003 Roth thoroughly covered the increasing tensions between Iraq and the United States, the process of weapon inspection and the war. Roth also covered U.N. international conferences regarding issues such as Cairo’s population, Copenhagen’s social development, and females in China. In 2004, Roth traveled with former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a U.N. private jet to South Asia to cover the tsunami which caused 155,000 deaths in the region.
Ron was portrayed in HBO’s movie; Live From Baghdad. The film features Roth’s brief involvement with Wiener’s crew in Baghdad which was caused by the sudden withdrawal of his fellow reporter colleague Tom Murphy on safety issues. Roth was stationed in Amman before joining Wiener and left the crew shortly before the Gulf War began.
However, this time became part of an important coverage where the CNN team stepped into a messy US diplomatic mission in Baghdad and he interviewed a stranded US expatriate worker Robert Vinton. Roth’s interview of Vinton saw widespread coverage in the US and caused subsequent disappearance of Bob Vinton by the Iraqi authorities. He was finally released and allowed to leave Iraq for home.
Richard Roth Net Worth
Roth’s net worth is currently under review.
Richard Roth Awards
Roth won the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast.