Ian Pannell

Ian Pannell

Ian Pannell
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Ian Pannell is chief foreign correspondent for ABC News, stationed in the London Bureau. Throughout his storied, 30-plus-year career as a journalist, Pannell has been on... Read More »
Ian Pannell is chief foreign correspondent for ABC News, stationed in the London Bureau. Throughout his storied, 30-plus-year career as a journalist, Pannell has been on the frontlines covering some of the most important and compelling stories across the world. As Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year, he reported from Kyiv as the first missile strikes hit and has spent months on the ground there documenting the tragic developments and the devastating impact on the people inside the country. During his tenure at ABC News, he has reported on the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, the battle against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the fight to retake Mosul, the killing of U.S. soldiers in Niger, the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico, and the fight and famine in Yemen. Prior to joining ABC News in 2017, Ian worked at the BBC for over 25 years. When the Taliban fled Afghanistan in 2001, he was the very first journalist to enter the capital, Kabul, with the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance and was stationed there from 2008-2010 for the BBC. He was in Kabul the day it was liberated, and he was there for ABC News 20 years later when it fell to the Taliban once more. He reported from Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and Syria on the Arab Spring uprisings and subsequent wars, the frontlines of Crimea and Donbas in 2014 and 2015, and extensively across the Middle East. He also covered the Israel-Lebanon War in 2006 and reported from Gaza during the Hamas-Israel conflict in 2014. 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 several Emmys and 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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Afghans struggle with humanitarian crisis, millions on brink of starvation
By Leda Alvim, Ian Pannell, Sohel Uddin and Malka Abramoff
February 9, 2022 Story from International Leda Alvim, Ian Pannell, Sohel Uddin, Malka Abramoff , ABC News
'We are and should be worried' of Putin's nuclear threat, Ukrainian general says: Exclusive
By Ian Pannell and Teddy Grant
October 23, 2022 Story from International Ian Pannell, Teddy Grant , ABC News
Top Ukrainian general discusses war against Russia, Putin's nuclear threat: Exclusive
By Ian Pannell, Patrick Reevell and Bruno Roeber
October 24, 2022 Story from International Ian Pannell, Patrick Reevell, Bruno Roeber , ABC News
What happened after we left Afghanistan: Reporter's notebook
By Ian Pannell
December 15, 2021 Story from International Ian Pannell , ABC News
Sister of last American hostage held by Taliban begs Biden: 'Get my brother home'
By James Gordon Meek, Ian Pannell and Sohel Uddin
June 29, 2021 Story from US James Gordon Meek, Ian Pannell, Sohel Uddin , ABC News
Afghans fear US withdrawal could stifle progress as Taliban wait in the shadows
By Ian Pannell, Bruno Roeber, Kirit Radia and Haley Yamada
April 30, 2021 Story from US Ian Pannell, Bruno Roeber, Kirit Radia, Haley Yamada , 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
Widow of Italian police officer bids painful goodbye as US teens charged in his death declared 'dangerous' by judge
By Bill Hutchinson, Ian Pannell and Phoebe Natanson
July 29, 2019 Story from International Bill Hutchinson, Ian Pannell, Phoebe Natanson , ABC News
As anti-government protests continue in Hong Kong, marchers embrace a new slogan made famous by Bruce Lee
By Alan Kwok, Ian Pannell and Edith Honan
August 21, 2019 Story from International Alan Kwok, Ian Pannell, Edith Honan , 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
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