Jamie-Gangel
Jamie Gangel | Biography

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  • Full Name Jamie Sue Gangel
  • Occupation Journalist
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York, USA
CNN Special Correspondent

Jamie Gangel | Biography

Jamie Gangel's notable coverage for Today, includes the Iran-Iraq war in the Persian Gulf as part of the Pentagon pool in 1987

Gangel's exclusive features include Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama, and dozens of prominent newsmakers such as Vice President Dick Cheney, first lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Chris Christie, and Donald Trump.


Jamie Sue Gangel is a reporter known for her work on shows like CNN Newsroom (1989) and Anderson Cooper 360° (2003).

Who is Jamie Gangel?

Jamie Sue Gangel is an American television news reporter who began her broadcast journalism career in 1978 as an assignment editor for Washington, D.C.-based WJLA-TV. She also worked for the news radio station WTOP AM, a CBS affiliate in Washington. Gangel then began working as a general assignment reporter and substitute anchor for Miami-based television station WPLG-TV in 1982.

Gangel provided some of the first reports from New York on the 11 September 2001 attacks, including confirmation that a plane had hit the Pentagon and the CIA office had been evacuated. 

Age

Jamie Sue Gangel was born in 1955 in New York City. She earned the B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 1977. In 1976, she enrolled at Harvard University to study international economics.

CNN

Gangel began her career as a CNN Special Correspondent on 24 August 2015. Gangel contributes to CNN's digital and television platforms. She can be seen on shows like Anderson Cooper 360°The Lead with Jake Tapper, and The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

Before joining CNN, Gangel worked for NBC News since 1983 and spent nearly two decades as the National Correspondent for Today, covering a wide range of topics from popular culture to hard news. 

For Today, Gangel has covered stories from Europe, Africa, and South America. Her notable coverage includes the Iran-Iraq war in the Persian Gulf as part of the Pentagon pool in 1987. She has also covered stories in Central America in 1986 about the conflict between the Nicaraguan government and the Contras. 

In 1984, she covered the presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson, John Glenn, and Gary Hart and the vice-presidential campaign of Geraldine Ferraro. She has also profiled the vital Olympic athletes, traveled to the Arctic  Circle to study polar bears and sharks in the Caribbean.

Gangel's exclusive features include Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama, and dozens of prominent newsmakers such as Vice President Dick Cheney, first lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Chris Christie, and Donald Trump.

Gangel has also profiled radio host Rush Limbaugh, Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist, legendary American artist Andrew Wyeth, actor Robert Downey Jr. while imprisoned in California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, businessman Ross Perot, rock artists Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, ballet artist Mikhail Baryshnikov, cellist Yo Yo Ma, playwright Arthur Miller, director George Lucas, record producer Quincy Jones, and songwriter Burt Bacharach.

Other artists, who Gangel has profiled from the entertainment industry, include Jeremy Irons, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, John Travolta, Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter O'Toole, Glen Close, Barbara Streisand, Hunter Thompson, 50 Cent, James Earl Jones, Henry Winkler, Cee Lo Green, and many others.

Husband and Children

Gangel married New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva in Mayflower Hotel. The couple has twin children, twins Lily and Nicholas. The family lives in Florida.

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