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Villanova University, Georgetown University
mid-1980s to present
Hisham Melhem Wikipedia
Hisham Melhem (Arabic: هشام ملحم Hišām Melḥem) is a Lebanese-American journalist, who serves currently as Washington bureau chief of Al Arabiya News Channel and correspondent for An-Nahar newspaper.
Melhem studied philosophy at Villanova University, and after graduating in 1976 with his B.A., spent three years working on a doctorate in philosophy at Georgetown University.
Melhem has reported for Radio Monte Carlo and Al-Qabas and An-Nahar newspapers and has served as Washington bureau chief for As-Safir newspaper.
He has also been the Washington bureau chief for Al Arabiya, and hosted their U.S.-Arab relations program, Across the Ocean, for four years.
He writes for others publications, appears on news programs, and speaks publicly. He is an expert for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars He has appeared as a news commentator about Middle Eastern and other foreign policy areas on PBS NewsHour for nearly two decades.
On January 26, 2009, Al Arabiya News Network was given the first official interview with the newly inaugurated President Barack Obama: Melhem conducted the interview.
Major interviews to date include:President George W. Bush
Secretary of State Colin Powell
Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen
President Barack Obama
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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