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Ayman Mohyeldin

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18, 1979
Cairo, Egypt
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18, 1979 (age 42)
Cairo, Egypt


Known for his coverage of the trial of Saddam Hussein; the Arab Spring of 2010 to 2012; and the Gaza War of 2008 to 2009, this prominent Los Angeles-based broadcast journalist worked for NBC News, CNN, and Al Jazeera.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in international relations from American University and subsequently worked for NBC's Washington, D.C. office, covering stories related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.


Working for Al Jazeera's English-language station, he covered the events of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.

Family Life

A native of Cairo, Egypt, he grew up in his native country, as well as in the United States, as the son of a Palestinian mother and an Egyptian father.

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He and fellow journalist Alan Whicker were both born in Egypt.