New BioGary Shepard
From Baghdad to HollywoodGary Shepard was the first news correspondent to report the start of the Persian Gulf War , directly from Baghdad
.In fact , President Bush , watching television at the White House , got the news from Shepard
that the war had begun.Right on schedule , said the President , turning to an aide.Shepard
, a veteran war correspondent , won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
live reporting from the Iraqi capitol.
assignment in Baghdad , Shepard
covered the events immediately following the start of the war from Amman , Jordan , and later from Israel , where he
described SCUD missile attacks on Tel Aviv.
30 plus year career in broadcast journalism , Gary Shepard
has reported on many of the major news events of our time , among them : the Vietnam War , the student rebellion in Beijing , China , the drug wars in Columbia , the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.He
has covered the war in El Salvador , political upheaval in Guatemala and the Philippines , the U.S. military presence in Honduras.Shepard
has reported on the San Francisco earthquake in 1989 , the eruption of Mount St. Helen's in Washington and the decade long activity at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.Prior to joining ABC News , Mr. Shepard worked for CBS News for 20 years , reporting on such events as the invasion of Cambodia , the assassination of Robert Kennedy , the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. , the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island , various political conventions and several NASA space missions
...Before CBS , Shepard was a reporter and anchor at WCAU Radio in Philadelphia from 1964 to 1966
.He began his career as a writer , editor and assistant news director at WBZ-TV in Boston from 1961 to 1964
.A native of Troy , New York , Shepard graduated from Boston University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History
.Mr. Shepard retired from ABC in 1997 but continues to monitor and speak on current events
currently lives in Malibu , California , and has two sons , Jamie and Chris.
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