Ian Pannell

Ian Pannell
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Ian Pannell is a senior foreign correspondent for ABC News, stationed in the London Bureau. Prior to joining ABC, Pannell worked at the BBC for 20 years, covering some of... Read More »
Ian Pannell is a senior foreign correspondent for ABC News, stationed in the London Bureau. Prior to joining ABC, Pannell worked at the BBC for 20 years, covering some of the most astonishing, compelling stories in recent history. His work has taken him all over the world, reporting from North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As the Taliban left Afghanistan in 2001, he was the very first journalist to enter the capital, and he later returned in 2008, covering the push for democratic change in Kabul. Pannell reported from Syria for three years as a civilian protest movement transformed into civil war, making more than a dozen trips to rebel-held areas. He covered the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Bahrain and the war in Libya. Pannell also had rare access to the front lines to cover the civil war in Yemen. For the past two years he reported from the front lines of Crimea during the Ukraine/Russia conflict, Gaza during the Hamas and Israel conflict, Nepal after the earthquake that devastated the country in 2015, and on the ongoing migrant crisis and refugee exodus. Pannell has pursued enterprise reports in the United States and Latin America. In the U.S., he covered the heroin epidemic, the lives of families affected by homelessness, the trafficking of children into a lifetime of forced sex slavery and the rising gun crime in Chicago. While in Latin America he covered the war on drugs affecting Columbia’s cocaine business. His reporting has won many major awards in journalism. He was awarded an International Emmy for his contribution in covering the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, the Royal Television Society Award for International News Coverage on his 2013 report of Syrian rebel-held areas, and an International Press Award for his enterprise stories on displaced families in Syria. Pannell has been honored with two additional Emmys and two Peabody awards for his excellence in reporting. He also holds several other awards for his dedication to honest, authentic storytelling. Pannell began his career working in radio at the BBC and went on to anchor news shows for BBC World as well as its domestic equivalent in the U.K., The BBC News Channel. He is married and the proud father of three boys. « Read Less
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Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says people 'will never be able to forgive' president
By Clark Bentson, Ian Pannell and Patrick Reevell
August 22, 2020 Story from International Clark Bentson, Ian Pannell, Patrick Reevell , ABC News
Hong Kong police shoot teenage protester as clashes escalate on China's National Day
By Ian Pannell, Anthony Trotter, Morgan Winsor and Karson Yiu
October 1, 2019 Story from International Ian Pannell, Anthony Trotter, Morgan Winsor, Karson Yiu , ABC News
Tense standoff: Hong Kong Polytechnic University becomes center of police protesters' battle
By Alice Chambers , Ian Pannell and Karson Yiu
November 18, 2019 Story from International Alice Chambers , Ian Pannell, Karson Yiu , ABC News
Thousands crossing US-Mexico border despite nonessential travel ban, COVID-19 threat
By Ian Pannell, Matt Gutman and Enjoli Francis
May 29, 2020 Story from International Ian Pannell, Matt Gutman, Enjoli Francis , ABC News
Syria, Yemen conflict zones face potential devastation from large-scale coronavirus outbreak
By Ian Pannell and David R Merrell
May 1, 2020 Story from International Ian Pannell, David R Merrell , ABC News
Hong Kong protests intensify as police dispute storming Polytechnic University amid fires, explosions
By Ian Pannell, Karson Yiu and Matt Zarrell
November 17, 2019 Story from International Ian Pannell, Karson Yiu, Matt Zarrell , ABC News
‘It is going to become worse’: ISIS prisoner predicts attack on Europe after al-Baghdadi death
By Ian Pannell, Angus Hines and Guy Davies
October 29, 2019 Story from International Ian Pannell, Angus Hines, Guy Davies , ABC News
Inside the epicenter of the South Korean coronavirus outbreak: Reporter's Notebook
By Ian Pannell
February 24, 2020 Story from US Ian Pannell , ABC News
Covering coronavirus, then living in isolation: Reporter's Notebook
By Ian Pannell
March 7, 2020 Story from International Ian Pannell , ABC News
Hong Kong protesters wielding bows and arrows hunker down at universities
By Ian Pannell, Morgan Winsor and Karson Yiu
November 13, 2019 Story from International Ian Pannell, Morgan Winsor, Karson Yiu , ABC News
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