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Beth Knobel had a 20 year-long career as a reporter before joining Fordham University in 2007. From 1999 to the end of 2006, she was the Moscow Bureau Chief for CBS News. In nine years at CBS, she worked as both an on-air correspondent as well as a producer. She is a recipient of an Emmy award for coverage of the 2002 Moscow theater siege, and Edward R. Murrow and Sigma Delta Chi awards for coverage of the 2004 Beslan school siege. She still works part-time for CBS News, and during August, 2008 she covered the Russian-Georgian conflict for the network from Moscow. Dr. Knobel spent 14 years total living in Moscow, where she worked for The Los Angeles Times, the television news agency Worldwide Television News, and the production company Feature Story News before joining CBS News.
Dr. Knobel's research at Fordham centers on the effect of the media on politics and policymaking. She is currently studying the how the US television networks cover foreign news, and how the independent and state-run media work in Russia.
Professor Kobel spoke on February 17, 2011 at 4PM in Diamond 122.