Dominic Waghorn

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Dominic Waghorn is based in Washington DC as Sky News US Correspondent. Before his posting to America, Dominic spent five years as Sky’s correspondent in the Middle East.

In his years in the Middle East Dominic covered the Arab Spring, two wars and the Haiti earthquake. He was among the first western journalists to enter Libya, days after the rout of Gadaffi forces in the east, dispatching a number of revelatory exclusives from Benghazi and the road to Ras Lanuf.

Dominic was also part of Sky’s award-winning team that covered the Egyptian revolution, from the outbreak of protests and the Friday of Rage to the downfall of Hosni Mubarak and the immediate aftermath. Dominic was the first British journalist to re-enter Gaza after Hamas’ violent takeover in 2007. He also won newspaper plaudits for his coverage of the 2009 Gaza conflict.

Dominic was formerly Sky News Asia Correspondent based in China.

His journalism has won numerous awards including RTS Television Journalist of the Year and News Item of the Year in 2007 for a series of investigative stories in China and South East Asia.

The same work won him Foreign Press Association Journalist of the Year award, One World Media Journalist of the Year and a Golden Nymph for Best TV News Item at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, as well as silver and gold at the New York Festival.

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Articles by Dominic Waghorn

  1. UK To Strike Iraq - But Is Syria The Real Target?

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent. There was palpable relief in the delegation travelling with the Prime Minister when I interviewed him earlier. Britain can now play a more aggressive role in the coalition its special relationship partner is building ...

  2. Cameron Ready To Work With Iran To Defeat IS

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent. Downing Street says the meeting with Hassan Rouhani is part of efforts to mobilise support against the Islamic State and drop Iran's support for the Assad regime in Syria. The Prime Minister will ...

  3. US Campaign Against IS A Work In Progress

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent, Washington. But, strikingly, the country with the biggest border adjacent to Islamic State-conquered territory is not on board. Turkey's unwillingness to sign up to the meeting's final communique is a major blow ...

  4. US Strategy Risks Pushing Sunnis Into IS Arms

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent. The man who said the US cannot be on a permanent war footing has just told his nation it could be years to beat this latest threat. But he had no choice. He had ...

  5. Strategy Risks Pushing Sunnis Into IS Arms

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent. The man who said the US cannot be on a permanent war footing has just told his nation it could be years to beat this latest threat. But he had no choice. He had ...

  6. IS 'Game Plan' A Watershed Moment For Obama

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent. Congressional Republicans and the president can't agree on anything at home and abroad, and there is no public appetite for more US military action in Iraq. The Islamic State has managed to change ...

  7. Sotloff Hid Jewish Heritage From IS Captors

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent. More details are emerging about how the journalist concealed his racial identity before he was murdered by the Islamic State and how his family, the Israeli government and the US media worked hard to ...

  8. Obama's Golf Hobby Becomes Political Handicap

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent, Washington. But the president's spokesman is still being asked about golf. The furore about Barack Obama's fondness for the game is not going away. From Dick Cheney to the New York Times ...

  9. 'Sinister Edge' To Israel Divisions Over Gaza

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Corespondent. Some things were different, but depressingly despite the passage of the time, many things were the same. This time the Israelis allowed the world's media into Gaza, rather than keeping them out and ...

  10. Why Obama's Hands Are Tied Over Gaza

    Posted by - Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent. The Obama administration has hardened its criticism of the shelling of a UN school in Gaza calling it "indefensible" and saying there is little doubt the Israelis were responsible. "We need our allies in ...

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