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Currently in Cairo working as a correspondent for Associated Reporters Abroad, Jacob Wirtschafter has covered the Middle East from Kuwait City, Amman, and Jerusalem. He was the Managing Editor of Syria Direct – a journalism training project for Syrian refugees, Deputy Bureau Chief for ABC News in...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Desk Assistant @ ABC News in Washington

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, when producing a underground newspaper in High School.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

It's a toss up between Lou Grant and Borat Sagdiyev.