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Al Jazeera English opens bureau in Los Angeles

al-jazeera-logo.jpgAl Jazeera's man in L.A. is Rob Reynolds, who has been with the network since 2006. AJE now has more than 65 bureaus around the world. Here's what the net says about Reynolds:

Rob Reynolds, Al Jazeera English's senior correspondent, has more than 25 years experience in international television journalism. He has reported from over 30 countries, and from war zones including Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, Somalia, Ethiopia, Russia and Haiti.

Rob joined Al Jazeera at its inception and has extensively covered US politics and policymaking, including the White House, Congress, and Supreme Court. As the 2008 American presidential campaign has unfolded, Rob has followed developments, from the snowy fields of Iowa all the way to the Democratic and Republican Party political conventions this summer and beyond.

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As the senior correspondent in North America, Rob has traveled widely and reported on a diverse range of subjects, from the exploitation of Haitian sugar-cane workers in the Dominican Republic, to the lingering health effects of Cold War-era uranium mining among the Navajo native people in the American southwest, to the controversy surrounding the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has reported from locations as diverse as Alaska, Venezuela, Montana, Mexico and British Columbia. Rob recently conducted an exclusive in-depth interview with US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen.

Before joining AJE, Rob covered the 2000 and 2008 US Presidential elections for CNBC. He was Moscow correspondent for NBC News during the turbulent Yeltsin years. He covered the first Gulf war and the war in Chechnya for CNN.

Rob has received an Emmy Award and a Robert F Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award for his reporting.

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