Martin Fletcher has been covering world events for thirty-five years, mostly for NBC News. For twenty-six years he was NBC correspondent in Israel and for fifteen, bureau chief as well. He has won almost every award it is possible for a TV journalist to win, including the du Pont, the TV Pulitzer, several Overseas Press Club awards, the Edward R. Murrow award for excellence several times, and many other awards, including five Emmies. One for his coverage of Kosovo, another for Rwanda, and three for his reporting from Israel, one for the first Palestinian uprising, one for the second uprising, and the third for coverage of Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006.
Martin retired from NBC, but still works for them on contract as a Special Correspondent. He is now devoting himself to books. His first was published two years ago. Breaking News tells the story of his career and explains the many dilemmas he faced while reporting from just about every bad place in the world. His book, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation, won the Jewish National Book Award 2011. His first novel, The List, was published in October 2011.