Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos is an ABCNEWS Correspondent; she joined ABCNEWS in December, 1993.

Prior to joining ABCNEWS, Amos spent 16 years with National Public Radio, where she was most recently the London Bureau Chief. Previously she was based in Amman, Jordan, as an NPR foreign correspondent. Ms. Amos won several awards, including a duPont-Columbia Award and a Breakthru Award, and widespread recognition for her coverage of the Gulf War in 1991. She spent 1991-92 as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and is the author of Lines in the Sand: Desert Storm and the Remaking of the Arab World (Simon and Schuster, 1992).

Amos joined National Public Radio in 1977, where she was first a director and then a producer for Weekend All Things Considered until 1979, after which she worked on documentaries until 1985. In 1982, she received the Prix Italia, the Ohio State Award, and a duPont-Columbia Award for Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown; and in 1984 she received a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Refugees.

Ms. Amos began her career in 1972 after receiving a degree in broadcasting from the University of Florida at Gainesville.