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Alphonso Van Marsh

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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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Biography

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.

Winner of a National Headliner Awar...

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@AlphonsoVM — 738 followers, 6,363 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

.@britneyspears give a shout out to @LA2028 with some gymnastics moves on social media...says she's excited about #Olympics coming to #LA 🤸🏾 https://t.co/CEPpRGhEH5

Sep 20, 2017

RT @blackandabroad: When you gotta climb a tree to get the whole view 🤷🏾‍♂️. #blackandabroad exploring Bali, Indonesia. 📷:…

Sep 20, 2017

Florida nurses investigated for making newborns dance to rap, obscene gestures, posting ‘Mini Satans’ baby pictures  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article174085371.html 

Sep 19, 2017

Original "Charlie" in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory was Black. But author Dahl also wrote about Oompa Loompas as 'shipped' African pygmies https://t.co/AECDz8MW9Z

Sep 19, 2017

ICYMI: In Colorado, alleged serial 'pooper' jogger wanted for defecating on neighbors' lawns during her runs.  http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Mad-Pooper-wanted-by-Springs-Police-444969443.html 

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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, “The Capture of Saddam Hussein”

National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award

2014 - Speciality Reporting