David Wright


ABC News correspondent David Wright has traveled the world as a foreign correspondent, covering major news events in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, India and... Read More »

ABC News correspondent David Wright has traveled the world as a foreign correspondent, covering major news events in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, India and Asia for "World News With Charles Gibson," "Nightline" and "Good Morning America."

Wright chronicled Barack Obama's historic bid for the Democratic nomination, traveling with the campaign for the better part of a year. During the general election, he was assigned to cover Republican candidate Sen. John McCain.

Wright has been to Iraq more than a dozen times. He reported from Baghdad before the U.S. invasion and has since visited every major city in the country. His reports from Baghdad and Fallujah, part of ABC's ongoing "Where Things Stand" project, shared a 2004 Emmy Award. His extensive reporting from Afghanistan was cited by the judges of the George Foster Peabody Awards as part of ABC's overall coverage of Sept. 11 and its aftermath, while his coverage of the Darfur genocide in Sudan won a 2005 Emmy Award as well as an Overseas Press Club Award.

Keeping a close eye on the faltering efforts to foster peace in the Middle East, Wright has reported from Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, as well as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. During Israel's 2006 war against Lebanon, he landed in Beirut just hours before the airport came under attack. He stayed for the duration of the conflict, and for most of that time was ABC's only reporter in Lebanon.

Through his work at ABC News, Wright has had some remarkable life experiences -- hiking the Hindu Kush in the dead of winter, tracking polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay and sitting face to face with mountain gorillas in Congo. His job has also, on occasion, given him a front row seat to history. He reported from Kabul the morning the Taliban fell, and from St. Paul the night Obama became the first black person to win his party's nomination for president. The night Pope John Paul II died, Wright reported the news live from the Vatican. As white smoke proclaimed the election of Pope Benedict XVI, he was again live in St. Peter's Square, as ABC's papal coverage went on to win the 2006 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. Fortuitously, Wright also met his future bride on that assignment.

Wright joined the network in November 2000 as a correspondent for ABC News' Los Angeles bureau. Before that, he was a political reporter and a substitute anchor for KRON, then the NBC affiliate in the Bay Area. He began his career in public radio as a reporter and anchor at WBUR-Boston and KQED-San Francisco, where he hosted the award-winning statewide broadcast "The California Report." He was also a frequent contributor to NPR nationally.

Born in Buffalo, Wright graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and earned a master's degree at Merton College, Oxford. He and his wife, Victoria, live in Washington, D.C., with their daughter, Deanna.

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Pope Francis Makes Latin America Visit About 'Most Fragile ... Most Vulnerable'
Jul 05, 2015 07:57 PM Story from International DAVID WRIGHT, ABC News
American Counts Iraqi Casualties
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Apr 17, 2015 01:50 PM Story from Nightline David Wright, ABC News
Pope Francis Arrives for First-Ever Trip to Africa
Nov 25, 2015 11:49 AM Story from International DAVID WRIGHT, ABC News
Nairobi Schoolchildren Dance for Pope Francis
Nov 27, 2015 02:52 PM Story from International DAVID WRIGHT, ABC News
Pope Francis Greeted by Cheering Crowd of 150,000 in Uganda
Nov 28, 2015 03:32 PM Story from International DAVID WRIGHT, ABC News
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Apr 10, 2017 09:18 AM Story from US SUZANNE YEO and DAVID WRIGHT, ABC News
A pregnant teen in a class by herself
Jun 30, 2017 08:39 AM Story from US DAVID WRIGHT and SALLY HAWKINS, ABC News
Bikram Yoga Founder Accuser Awarded Over $7M in Sexual Harassment Suit Feels 'Vindicated'
Jan 27, 2016 04:36 PM Story from US DAVID WRIGHT and BEN NEWMAN, ABC News
The Bizarre Controversy Surrounding 'Tickled,' a Documentary About Making Competitive Endurance Tickling Videos
Jul 01, 2016 01:28 PM Story from Entertainment DAVID WRIGHT and IGNACIO TORRES, ABC News
On the Campaign Trail With Former KKK Leader David Duke
Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke has shed the Klan robes and closed his KKK-themed store, but his message hasn’t changed, not even in his Senate bid.
Oct 27, 2016 01:55 PM Story from Politics DAVID WRIGHT and VICTORIA THOMPSON, ABC News
Meet Bassem Youssef, the Jon Stewart of Egypt
The satirist sits down with ABC News' David Wright.
Apr 02, 2015 11:00 AM Story from Politics DAVID WRIGHT and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News
Idaho Big Game Hunters Defend Actions Amid Controversy About Cecil the Lion
Aug 03, 2015 08:12 PM Story from International DAVID WRIGHT and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News
Police Pursuits in California Have Injured More Than 10,000
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Jun 19, 2012 03:31 PM Story from US DAVID WRIGHT, ABC News
Skier Rescue: Woman Survives After Becoming Trapped Upside-Down in Creek Bed
Apr 02, 2012 04:03 AM Story from US DAVID WRIGHT, ABC News
Game Theory: Are Video Games Addictive?
Dec 06, 2012 05:20 PM Story from US DAVID WRIGHT, ABC News
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