James Longman

James Longman

James Longman
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James Longman has been a foreign correspondent for ABC news since 2017. Based in London, his work takes him all over the world -- to date, more than 45 countries and... Read More »
James Longman has been a foreign correspondent for ABC news since 2017. Based in London, his work takes him all over the world -- to date, more than 45 countries and counting. He has covered some of the most important international events of our time. He was in Moscow when Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and spent a month reporting from the Russian capital with the situation deteriorating by the day. He then spent more than 12 weeks in Ukraine and was one of the first reporters to see firsthand the horrors in Bucha. From the fight against the Islamic State group on the Syrian front line, confronting Chechen authorities about abuses against LGBTQ+ people, terror attacks across Europe and further abroad to tagging humpback whales in the Antarctic, Longman has one of the most varied briefs in American network news. He was the first U.S. network reporter at the Thai cave where the soccer team went missing and was the first to interview them after their rescue. In Syria, he was the first to gain a television interview with American IS bride Huda Mothana. During the coronavirus crisis, he traveled to more than 15 countries to document the unfolding pandemic while millions were on lockdown. Longman also fronted the National Geographic special “Virus Hunters,” in which he traveled around the world to meet front-line researchers working to stop the next pandemic. An adventure that took him from bat caves in Liberia to the pig farms of the American Midwest, “Virus Hunters” aired in 173 countries in over 40 languages Prior to joining ABC, Longman worked at the BBC as a Beirut correspondent and a general news reporter. He covered terrorist attacks across Europe, mental health issues and adolescent drug use. Longman started at the age of 24 when, as a young Arabic graduate, he stationed himself in Syria at the beginning of the war. Embedded with activist networks as the protest movement developed, Longman wrote for a number of publications and helped arrange access for news organizations. Longman won the David Bloom Award for his work in Chechnya, was nominated for three News Emmy Awards for work in Thailand and the Middle East, and was nominated for the Royal Television Society 2016 Young Talent of the Year Award. Longman was raised bilingual in French and English and speaks Arabic. He graduated in Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and has a masters in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. « Read Less
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A Ukrainian mother's mission to save her child: Reporter's notebook
By James Longman
May 18, 2024 Story from International James Longman , ABC News
Ukrainian colonel presses for more US arms as his brigade battles Russian onslaught: Reporter’s notebook
By James Longman, Bruno Roeber and Oleksiy Pshemyskiy
May 23, 2024 Story from International James Longman, Bruno Roeber, Oleksiy Pshemyskiy , ABC News
Love endures for soldier who lost both arms, sight during war
By Guy Davies, James Longman, Oleksiy Pshemyskiy and Kuba Kaminski
July 24, 2023 Story from International Guy Davies, James Longman, Oleksiy Pshemyskiy, Kuba Kaminski , ABC News
How Israeli couple survived 20 hours with Hamas hostage-takers before dramatic rescue: Reporter's Notebook
By James Longman
October 10, 2023 Story from International James Longman , ABC News
Israeli settler sanctioned by Biden speaks out
By James Longman and Yael Benaya
February 8, 2024 Story from International James Longman, Yael Benaya , ABC News
Life in Chasiv Yar: The Ukrainian town in the Russian firing line
By Guy Davies, James Longman, Oleksiy Pshemyskiy and Kuba Kaminski
July 13, 2023 Story from International Guy Davies, James Longman, Oleksiy Pshemyskiy, Kuba Kaminski , ABC News
A mother's agony: Israeli mom worried Hamas took her daughter hostage
By James Longman and Jordana Miller
October 8, 2023 Story from International James Longman, Jordana Miller , ABC News
Families of Israeli hostages desperately seek their return
By James Longman, Bruno Roeber and Ivan Pereira
December 13, 2023 Story from International James Longman, Bruno Roeber, Ivan Pereira , ABC News
American fighter who was captured by Russia last year is back in Ukraine
By James Longman
July 16, 2023 Story from International James Longman , ABC News
'We wait for you': Mother of hostage held by Hamas fights for son's release while grieving his absence
By Morgan Winsor and James Longman
October 27, 2023 Story from International Morgan Winsor, James Longman , ABC News
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