If you're interested in journalism, you might have heard the name, Richard Engel. He is an American journalist who is widely known as an NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent. Likewise, he is famous for covering international issues such as the Iraq War, The Syrian, Civil War, and The Arab Spring. In addition to his work, Engel has also worked with other famous journalists like Kristen Welker, Craig Melvin, Kelly O'Donnell, and many others.
NBC anchor was born on 16th September 1973 to the father, Peter Engel, and mother, Nina Engel in New York, New York, United States. He holds American whereas ethnicity is white.
Married Life To Producer
Richard married his long-term girlfriend, Mary Forrest aka Mary K. Forrest. She is a former producer known for her credit for the show named Martha Stewart. And coincidentally, Richard was a guest in the same show back in 2010.
After the first meeting, Engel and Forrest fell in love and started to date. Happily, the five years of the love bond turned into matrimonial life as they finally tied the knot on 29th May 2015. The wedding event was held in a civil ceremony at New York City Hall among the groom and bride's loved ones.
Since the day, the NBC News chief foreign correspondent and producer share a powerful bond and appear to be profoundly in love with each other. Besides, there is not even a minimal possibility of this lovely duo getting divorced.
Blessed with Two Children
NBC chief foreign correspondent and his producer wife are the proud parents of two kids. Henry Thomas Engel is the first son of Engel and Forrest who was born on September 2015.
Recently on August 2019, Richard and Mary welcomed another baby boy their second child, Theodore Forrest Engel. After the birth of Theodore, Engel and his wife were congratulated by his co-workers, such as Savannah Guthrie and Craig Melvin on Today show.
And the couple's first son Henry Thomas is now a big brother, too. The reporter claimed that Life has twists, turns, and new beginnings, stating the
“This is Theo’s first chapter, and a new one for our family. We’re excited, nervous and thankful.”
Richard's Son Suffered from Rett Syndrome
Over the year, it's been so challenging for the blissful couple to take care of their elderly child Thomas. Well, the four years old Henry is suffering from Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, where for the first time Engel called Dada.
Although Rett syndrome has no cure, the couple has seven types of physical therapy per week to assist Henry mentally and physically. Now, they are quite open about how the couple has dealt with their son having this disorder.
Previous Marital Life
As per some sources, Richard Engel was previously married to his college mates or his first wife whom he met at Stanford University. Sadly, the name of his mysterious wife is not mentioned anywhere. The former lovebirds divorced in 2005 due to some irreconcilable issues.
Journalism Career and Recognition
After graduation, Richard Engel started working in Cairo as a freelance reporter and served there for more than four years. After that, he served as Middle East Correspondent for the renowned WGBH Radio Station for two years from 2001 to 2003.
NBC's reporter also worked for USA Today and ABC News at the same time. He then decided to cover the Iraq War news at the moment. Because of his dedication and hard work paid off lead him to become the Senior Middle East correspondent on the famous news channel called NBC News.
As a reporter, Richard has earned a lot of honors for his bravery and dedication in his career. His notable awards are Peabody Award, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, Gracie Award, and John Chancellor Award, Society of Professional Journalism Award, and others.
Millions of Net Worth
In his long career, the very talented and renowned Richard Engel has made huge and substantial amounts of cash. His net worth as of 2019 is about $4 million. Due to his hard work and delicate towards his job, it is certain that the wealth of Engel will rise high in the future.
TV reporter, Engel has been working for the past 15 years at NBC News as Chief Foreign Correspondent. So, looking at his status, Richard earns annual revenue of around $73,461. Similarly, other skilled NBC reporter including Maya Rodriguez, as well as Katy Blakey in the same range.