ABCNEWS' Dean Reynolds

ByABC News
December 17, 2000, 2:05 PM

— -- Dean Reynolds was named ABCNEWS' national correspondent in November 1998. Based in Chicago, he reports for World News Tonight With Peter Jennings and other ABCNEWS broadcasts.

From Chicago, Reynolds has covered the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Enron scandal, and, in a recent trip back to the Middle East, the Israeli response to Palestinian suicide bombings.

In 2000, Reynolds covered the presidential campaign of George W. Bush as well as the conflict in the Balkans. He was also the main correspondent covering the Oklahoma City bombing, from the tragedy in 1995 to the 1997 trial and 2001 execution of Timothy McVeigh.

From 1986 until May 1995, Reynolds was ABCNEWS' chief correspondent in Tel Aviv, providing coverage of the Palestinian uprising, Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War. He was awarded three Emmys for his work from Israel.

Prior to moving to Tel Aviv, Reynolds was a general assignment correspondent for ABCNEWS in London. He covered the Pentagon in 1984, where among other stories he reported on the TWA Flight 847 hijack crisis.

Reynolds joined ABCNEWS in July 1984 as a general assignment correspondent based in Washington. From July 1982 until his move to ABCNEWS, Reynolds was a White House correspondent for CNN, covering the policies and daily activities of the Reagan administration. He also served as White House correspondent for United Press International from January 1981 to June 1982.

He covered the assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981 and received the Merriman Smith Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story for his reporting. During the 1980 election year, Reynolds covered the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy for UPI.

Prior to serving as a correspondent for UPI from 1979 to 1980, Reynolds was a general assignment correspondent and news editor on the national desk for UPI from 1976 to 1979. He was an editor on the local desk of UPI from 1973 to 1976, primarily responsible for the coverage of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. In 1973, he was based in UPI's Annapolis bureau, where he covered the Maryland General Assembly. He was assigned to the UPI Baltimore Bureau in 1972. During that year, Reynolds covered the assassination attempt on Alabama Gov. George Wallace.