Matthew Chance Biography And Wiki
Matthew Chance is a British journalist working for CNN as one of the network’s Senior International Correspondents. He is based in Moscow.
Matthew was one of the few Moscow-based reporters to have secured an interview with Vladimir Putin, Russia’s leader. He officially joined CNN in 2001. He replaced correspondent Steve Harrigan in Northern Afghanistan after Harrigan left CNN for Fox News Channel while on assignment. Before joining CNN, Matthew was a freelance journalist based in Asia.
Matthew Chance Age And Birthday
He was born on March 1970 in the U.K.
Matthew Chance Parents
His parents are unknown to the public.
Matthew Chance Education
Matthew attended the University of London and later graduated with a BA in Archeology and Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Matthew Chance Wife
Matthew is married though the name of his spouse is not disclosed to the public.
Matthew Chance Kid
Matthew has a daughter by the name Anna Chance.
Matthew Chance CNN
Matthew is CNN’s senior international correspondent based in Moscow. He has reported major stories for CNN’s global news networks from the Middle East, Afghanistan, Russia and Chechnya, Europe and the Far East.
Matthew also led CNN’s coverage of the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict, reporting from the frontlines.
He also reported from Mumbai, India, where he covered the 2008 militant attacks on the city and the siege of the landmark Taj Majal Hotel. In 2005, he reported from the scene of the London bombings in July. In Russia, Matthew reported on the Beslan school siege in September 2004 when 344 civilians perished in the three-day standoff between Chechen rebels and Russian security forces.
He also covered the Moscow theatre hostage crisis in October 2002, in which nearly 800 people were held captive by Chechen rebels. Matthew joined CNN in October 2001 when he reported from Northern Afghanistan. Between 1996 and 2001, Matthew was a freelance correspondent based in Sri Lanka, Bangkok and London.
He has also reportedly extensively on the troubles in Chechnya, spending almost 18 months in Russia and Chechnya reporting for CNN. Previously he worked in London as a broadcast journalist for the BBC World Service.
Matthew Chance Captivity
Matthew was one of the journalists held by forces of Colonel Gaddafi at the Rixos al Nasr hotel in Tripoli, Libya, in August 2011. He reported by Twitter throughout the ordeal, and was live on CNN as the International Committee of the Red Cross finally evacuated the detainees.
Matthew Chance Net worth
The exact figure of Matthew’s net worth is not given to the public but it’s estimated to be high due to his well paying job at the CNN.