Press Releases


4/15/14                      Al Jazeera America presents: "FIVE DAYS IN DETROIT" 

Al Jazeera America presents the first of a provocative new series that will take a week-long, in-depth look at America’s cities. In the first of the series, Detroit correspondent Bisi Onile-Ere brings “Five Days in Detroit,” showcasing the promising changes emerging in the Motor City.


4/3/14          
               Al Jazeera America Wins Two 2013 Peabody Awards

Al Jazeera America’s "Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera" and "Fault Lines: Made in Bangladesh" have been honored with 2013 Peabody Awards, the channel announced.

3/12/14                        Al Jazeera America Launches Mobile App for iPhone and Android Devices

Al Jazeera America, the new U.S. cable news channel that provides both domestic and international news for American audiences, today unveiled its Mobile App for both iOS and Android devices.

3/10/14                        Al Jazeera America Presents New Documentary "Lockerbie: What Really Happened?"

Al Jazeera America today announced that the channel will air a new documentary, “Lockerbie: What Really Happened?,” providing evidence to support what many have suspected for years – that Iran was behind the Pan Am 103 atrocity over Lockerbie in 1988.

2/26/14                        Nick Schifrin Joins Al Jazeera America As Jerusalem Correspondent

Al Jazeera America today announced that Nick Schifrin has joined the channel as Jerusalem correspondent.  Since joining Al Jazeera America, Schifrin has covered the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela, the war in Syria from the Turkish-Syrian border and from peace talks in Geneva, as well as the ongoing Middle East peace talks and the conflict in Ukraine, among other international stories.

2/26/14                        Al Jazeera America Launches Investigative Documentary Series on Immigration

Al Jazeera America will premiere "Borderland," a documentary series that follows ordinary Americans confronting the realities of illegal immigration, on Sunday, April 6th at 9 PM ET.

12/6/13                      Al Jazeera America Launches Today on Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable announced today that Al Jazeera America, the American news channel that launched on August 20, will be added to Time Warner Cable’s lineup beginning today.

11/6/13                      Jacob Ward Named Al Jazeera America Science and Technology Correspondent

Al Jazeera America today announced that Jacob Ward, former editor-in-chief of Popular Science, will join the channel as its science and technology correspondent.

11/4/13                      Ray Suarez Joins Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America, the American news channel that launched in August, announced today that celebrated journalist Ray Suarez has joined the channel as the permanent host of its daily program Inside Story

10/29/13                      Al Jazeera America Announces Accelerated Growth Plan

Al Jazeera America, the American news channel that launched in late August, announced today that it will be significantly accelerating both its news and business growth plans.

10/24/13                      Time Warner Cable & Al Jazeera America Reach Carriage Agreement

Time Warner Cable and Al Jazeera America today announced they have reached an agreement to bring Al Jazeera America to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers' lineups.

9/16/13                       Al Jazeera America Statement on Pew Research Center Study

Al Jazeera America today issued a statement about the Pew Research Center’s study “How Al Jazeera America Tackled The Crisis Over Syria.” 

9/3/13                         Al Jazeera America Investigative Unit Reveals Panel Report on Failing Diplomatic Security

In an exclusive report, Al Jazeera America’s Investigative Unit revealed that an internal government report shows that the U.S. Department of State ignored warnings of inadequate security at embassies and consulates around the world, leaving some of America’s most dangerous diplomatic posts vulnerable to attack.

8/29/13                       Mark Coatney Joins Al Jazeera America as Senior Vice President of Digital Media

Al Jazeera America today announced that former Tumblr media director Mark Coatney has been named the channel’s first senior vice president of digital media. 

8/14/13                       Fact-Based, In-Depth News Fills Al Jazeera America's Programming

Al Jazeera America today announced a full schedule of live news and investigative, documentary and discussion programming that fulfills its promise to provide unbiased in-depth coverage of domestic and international news important to its American viewers.

8/13/13                       Michael Okwu and Sarah Hoye Newest "America Tonight" Correspondents

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that former NBC correspondent Michael Okwu and former CNN all-platform journalist Sarah Hoye are the newest correspondents for America Tonight, the channel’s daily prime time news and current affairs magazine program.

8/9/13                       David Shuster joins Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that former MSNBC journalist David Shuster will join Al Jazeera America as one of the channel’s New York anchors.

8/8/13                       Former NBC Nightly News Anchor John Seigenthaler Joins Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that former NBC news anchor John Seigenthaler will join the channel as prime time news anchor.

8/6/13                       Al Jazeera America Launches Documentary Film Unit

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch Aug. 20, today announced that Kathy Davidov has joined the channel as Al Jazeera America’s senior executive producer and Cynthia Kane as the senior producer for its new in-house documentary film unit.

8/6/13                       Neal Scarbrough and Jeff Green to lead Al Jazeera America sports broadcasting unit

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch Aug. 20, today announced that Neal Scarbrough has been hired as its senior executive producer for sports programming and Jeff Green will serve as executive producer of sports programming.

8/5/13                       Al Jazeera America names three correspondents for "Real Money with Ali Velshi"

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch Aug. 20, today announced that veteran financial journalists Patricia Sabga, Duarte Geraldino and Stacey Tisdale will join the channel’s primetime business program Real Money with Ali Velshi.

8/2/13                       Al Jazeera America Announces Google+ Hangout with "America Tonight"  

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel launching on Aug. 20, today announced that Joie Chen, the host of their daily prime time current affairs magazine program America Tonight, will join Special Correspondent Soledad O’Brien as a guest on the Google+ Hangout scheduled for Monday, Aug. 5 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

7/30/13                    Al Jazeera America Announces Its 12 U.S. Bureaus and the Correspondents in Each City

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch Aug. 20, today announced the correspondents who will report from the channel’s 12 new U.S. news bureaus.

7/30/13                    Texas Reporter Heidi Zhou-Castro Named Al Jazeera America Correspondent in Dallas

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Heidi Zhou-Castro, an award-winning journalist formerly at YNN in Austin, will join the new Dallas bureau as its first correspondent.

7/30/13                    Robert Ray Named New Orleans Correspondent for Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Robert Ray, an award-winning producer and reporter, will become the first correspondent in the channel’s new New Orleans bureau.

7/30/13                    Emmy Award-Winning Reporter Paul Beban Named Al Jazeera America Denver Correspondent

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Paul Beban, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, will become the first correspondent in the channel’s new Denver bureau.

7/30/13                    WDIV Reporter Bisi Onile-Ere Named Al Jazeera America Detroit Correspondent

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Bisi Onile-Ere is joining the channel as the first correspondent in its new Detroit bureau.

7/30/13                    Natasha Ghoneim Named Al Jazeera America Correspondent in Miami

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Natasha Ghoneim will become the first correspondent in the channel’s new Miami bureau.

7/30/13                    C-SPAN Host Libby Casey Named Al Jazeera America Correspondent in Washington, D.C.

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Libby Casey, one of the hosts of the very popular program Washington Journal on C-SPAN, will become the first correspondent at the channel’s new Washington, D.C. bureau.

7/30/13                    WSMV's Jonathan Martin Named Al Jazeera America Nashville Correspondent

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Jonathan Martin will be that bureau’s first correspondent in the channel’s new Nashville bureau.

7/30/13                    Jennifer London Named Los Angeles Correspondent for Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that award-winning journalist Jennifer London will become the first correspondent in the channel’s new Los Angeles bureau.

7/30/13                    WTTW's Ash-Har Quraishi Named Chicago Corresponent for Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that award-winning reporter Ash-har Quraishi is joining the channel as the first correspondent in its Chicago bureau.

7/30/13                    Allen Schauffler Named Al Jazeera America Seattle Correspondent

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Allen Schauffler will become the first correspondent at the channel’s new Seattle bureau.

7/26/13                    Antonio Mora joins Al Jazeera America as host of "Consider This"

Al Jazeera America announced that Emmy Award-winning journalist Antonio Mora will join the channel as host of "Consider This," a weeknight current affairs talk show that will showcase hard-hitting interviews and panel discussions on issues important to American viewers.

7/24/2013                Joie Chen to host America Tonight

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on August 20, today announced that Emmy Award-winning journalist Joie Chen will host America Tonight, the channel’s daily prime time news and current affairs magazine program.

7/24/2013                Al Jazeera America names Trevor Aaronson to 16-member investigative unit

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel scheduled to launch in late August, today announced that veteran investigative reporter and author Trevor Aaronson will be joining the channel’s 16-person investigative unit.

7/23/2013                Al Jazeera America names Marc Gatto Executive Vice President for Broadcast Operations and Technology

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on August 20, today announced that Marc Gatto has been named executive vice president for broadcast operations and technology.

7/22/2013                Al Jazeera America names its interim CEO, President, and senior editorial leadership

The Acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network, Dr. Mostefa Souag, announced today that Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director for international operations, has been named (until further notice) as an interim chief executive officer of Al Jazeera America, and ABC News veteran Kate O’Brian has been named its president.

7/15/2013                Al Jazeera America names Sheila MacVicar correspondent for America Tonight

Al Jazeera America has hired renowned Emmy Award-winning journalist Sheila MacVicar as a correspondent for America Tonight, its daily primetime current affairs magazine program.

7/1/2013                  Al Jazeera America signs Soledad O'Brien as special correspondent

Al Jazeera America today announced that it has signed an agreement with Emmy Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien’s production company, Starfish Media Group. O’Brien will contribute short-form segments as Special Correspondent to Al Jazeera America’s primetime current affairs magazine program “America Tonight,” and Starfish will produce hour-long documentary specials.

6/19/2013                'The Stream' to Join Al Jazeera America's Daily Program Lineup

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch later this year, today announced that an American version of the award-winning program, The Stream, will be part of its daily programming lineup.

6/18/2013                Al Jazeera America names Bob Wheelock senior executive producer

Al Jazeera America announced today that veteran journalist Bob Wheelock has been named senior executive producer.

6/17/2013                Al Jazeera America will broadcast nightly primetime current affairs magazine

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch later this year, announced today that a one-hour current affairs magazine program called America Tonight will be at the heart of its daily schedule.

6/10/2013                Al Jazeera America names Josh Bernstein on-air investigative reporter

Al Jazeera America announced today that eight-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Josh Bernstein will be the channel’s on-air investigative reporter based in Washington, D.C.

6/5/2013                  Al Jazeera America names Michael Viqueira White House correspondent

Al Jazeera America has hired former NBC correspondent and Emmy® Award winner Michael Viqueira as its White House correspondent.

5/7/2013                  Al Jazeera America names John Meehan Senior Executive Producer of business news

Al Jazeera America today announced that veteran business news journalist John Meehan has been hired as senior executive producer of the channel’s financial and business coverage.

5/2/2013                  Al Jazeera America to Open Detroit Bureau

Al Jazeera America announced today that it will open a new Detroit bureau as part of the channel’s 2013 launch.

4/30/2013                Al Jazeera America to Have Significant Presence in Chicago

Al Jazeera America announced today that the existing Chicago bureau will be expanded to become one of the 12 new American bureaus in the system.

4/18/2013                Al Jazeera America Names Andrea Stone and Tony Karon Senior Online Executive Producers of its Digital News Unit

Stone And Karon Will Manage Both Domestic And International News For Al Jazeera America’s Digital Platforms

4/15/2013                Veteran Journalist Edward Pound to Lead Investigative Reporting Team for Al Jazeera America

16-Person Investigative Unit Will Report On Individual, Corporate And Government Waste, Fraud and Corruption

4/4/2013                  Ali Velshi Joins Al Jazeera America

New Half-Hour Series Will Focus On The Economy’s Impact On Everyday Americans

1/2/2013                  Al Jazeera to Start New U.S.-Based News Channel

Acquisition of Current TV Will Make Al Jazeera Channel Available in more than 40 million American Households

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