Ben Wedeman Biography
Ben Wedeman (Benjamin C. Wedeman) is a famous American journalist and a war correspondent currently working as the lead correspondent for CNN in Jerusalem. He was located in Jerusalem in 2009 but he joined the network in the year 1994. Moreover, he has attained several Edward Murrow Awards and Emmy Awards for his team reporting.
Ben Wedeman Age
Ben Wedeman was born on 1st September 1960, in Washington D.C, in the United States of America. He is 60 years old.
Ben Wedeman Height
Ben is a man of standard stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx 1.7m).
Ben Wedeman Family
Ben Wedeman Education
Ben joined and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. He later attended the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Asiatic Languages and Linguistics. Furthermore, he attained a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies.
Ben Wedeman Wife
Despite being a public figure, Ben has managed to keep his marital status away from the public attention, thus, making it difficult to mention whether he is married, dating, single, or divorced.
Ben Wedeman Salary
He receives a satisfactory salary of $113,905 per year. This is according to CNN lead correspondents’ salaries.
Ben Wedeman Net Worth
Ben Wedeman has amassed a decent wealth over the years and has an estimated net worth of 1.7 million.
Ben Wedeman Career
He served as The Day press release auditor for ICARDA in the STIP department from 1988 to 1992. Previously, he worked as a local Jordanian employee for CNN 1994. Ben served as a “ producer, fixer, and the sound technician” His main role was helping staff get through checkpoints because he is fluent in Arabic. Later on, Ben got a promotion to be CNN’s Bureau Chief based in Amman. Ben served as the bureau chief for CNN in Cairo from 1998 to 2006. While serving there, he covered the uprising against the wider unrest in the Middle East and Hosni Mubarak (former President) for the CNN team.
In the year 2009, he was hired as a bureau correspondent by CNN based in Jerusalem. He was shot in the back while reporting a clash between Palestinians and Israelis near the Karni border between Gaza and Israel in October 2000. He was part of the first journalists to gain access to Iraq before Iraq War following the September 11 attacks. Moreover, he was the only Western journalist permitted for an interview with Uday Hussein. In Sabah, Libya, he covered the 2011 civil war that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in August 2011.