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Alphonso Van Marsh

Beirut, Lebanon
Freelance Correspondent — Freelance
Covers:  International news, reporting in conflict areas, business features/profiles, aid/development issues, quirky features. Short form and long form/documentary work.
Doesn't Cover: I am a general assignment reporter: I cover everything.

Journalist/Digital Outreach/Strategic Coms - & into a little bit of everything. Fmr. CNN London, Joburg, Cairo, Istanbul, Atlanta, Nairobi. Fmr. CBS London.

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Alphonso Van Marsh is an African American international broadcast journalist currently based in Beirut, with more than a 15 years experience reporting for CBS News and CNN. He's also freelanced for NBC News, PBS Frontline/WORLD and a host of print publications, including travel writing for Hilton...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporting for local cable news while in high school. Let's hope nobody finds that old tape. #VeryGreen

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Is that a sly way of asking my age?

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To be able to share stories about the best - and worst - of humanity is a privilege. I'm grateful for the opportunities I've earned.

National Headliner Award

2004 - Coverage of a Major News Event, β€œThe Capture of Saddam Hussein”

National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award

2014 - Speciality Reporting