Dana Lewis Biography
Dana Lewis, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a TV News Correspondent based out of London. He was formerly with Fox News, NBC News, CBS News, CBC News and CTV National News. 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
Prior to joining Al Jazeera and Fox News, he 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. Dana anchored the CTV National News and was Prime Time anchor of the 24 hour News Channel. He was also the main 6 o clock anchor for CBC News Edmonton. Later he became a National News Report 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 full 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.
Dana Lewis has an Emmy nomination for a story on Russian orphans, and the prestigious Overseas Press Club award for War in Kosovo. He also holds various RTNDA awards. And was honored for his coverage of the Kursk Submarine disaster in Russia. He is featured in Robin Moore’s (French Connection) new book Hunting Down Saddam”.He also was 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.
Dana Lewis Awards
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, and has also received various RTNDA awards for spot news coverage. The Dana Lewis Front Line Award is annually presented to graduating journalism students.
Dana Lewis Personal Life
Dana Lewis has a wife,by the name Victoria and two sons,Aleksander and Daniel.