Dana Lewis Biography
Dana Lewis, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a TV News Correspondent based out of London. He has been with Fox News, NBC News, CBS News, CBC News and CTV National News.
He was also a contributor to Al Jazeera America reporting on the Paris attacks, the election in Ukraine, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and current developments in Iraq. Currently, he is the Senior News Correspondent, freelance, for INSIGHT on TRTWORLD. In London, he is completely independent.
He has completed half hour shows in depth reports, as a host and reporter on such complex issues as BREXIT, Nuclear issues, and American Foreign Policy.
Dana Lewis Education
Lewis was born in Toronto, Ontario. He attended York University and the Fanshawe College Broadcast Journalism program. He is a graduate of The Fanshawe College Journalism program.
Dana Lewis Career
Lewis has worked for a number of different news programs and networks, including NBC Nightly News, CTV News and CBC News, and was a crime reporter for CFTR/CHFI Radio in Toronto before joining Al Jazeera and Fox News. He anchored the CTV National News and was Prime Time anchor of the 24 hour News Channel. He was the main 6 o clock anchor for CBC News Edmonton. Later he became a National News Reporter in Canada for CTV first based in Edmonton, then Toronto and then overseas.
Lewis was the Jerusalem-based Middle East Bureau Chief/Correspondent for CTV, during the 1990s. He was based in Jerusalem for 6 years. Later while working for NBC he came under fire while in a car in Ramallah during the Israeli siege of Yasser Arafat’s compound, and narrowly escaped injury. He also covered the invasion of Somalia by U.S. forces, and the first Gulf War.
He was embedded with the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 reporting for NBC News and DateLine NBC and MSNBC. Lewis was one of the first reporters to enter Afghanistan after September 11 and has been embedded with the 82nd Airborne and 10th Mountain division in Afghanistan, the 101st Airborne and U.S. Marines there.
He is featured in Robin Moore’s (French Connection) new book “Hunting Down Saddam”. He was also a guest lecturer at the Prestigious U.S. Naval War College on media affairs. Lewis was one of the first reporters to interview General David Petraeus (Later Director of the CIA) and followed him through the Iraq War’s early days.
Lewis has interviewed President Putin and is one of the longest serving western reporters to be based in Russia. (12 years) He also interviewed among others King Hussein of Jordan, Israeli leader Netanyahu, and Shimon Peres.
Dana Lewis Awards & Nominations
Lewis has earned recognition for a number of different stories he has covered in his career, including:
- Overseas Press Club awards for his coverage of the war in Kosovo and the Kursk submarine disaster in Russia.
- He was nominated for an Emmy Award for coverage of Russian Orphans.
- He has received various RTNDA awards for spot news coverage.
The Dana Lewis Front Line Award is annually presented to graduating journalism students.
Dana Lewis Marriage/Wife
Dana Lewis has a wife, whose name is Victoria and are parents to two sons, Aleksander and Daniel.
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Dana Lewis Video
Dana Lewis reports on the government’s decision to penalize Kremlin supporters and friends of President Vladimir Putin.