Emma Hurd is the Sky News Middle East Correspondent based in Jerusalem. During 2011, she reported on the anti-Gaddafi uprising in Libya, covering the conflict from Benghazi and Tripoli.
For five years, before moving to Jerusalem, Emma was Sky News Africa Correspondent. During this time she spent weeks working undercover in Zimbabwe to report on the turmoil of the 2008 election and revealed the humanitarian crisis under Robert Mugabe’s rule.
The South African police were also forced to take action after Emma's coverage of the shocking treatment of illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe at the hands of local farmers.
Emma has reported on the post-election violence in Kenya, the crisis in Darfur, child slavery in Ghana, and the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Emma joined Sky News in 1996 and has been a foreign correspondent since October 2000 with this being her second stint in Jerusalem.
During her first posting in the Middle East, Emma reported on a period of dramatic change in the region, including the death of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israel’s historic withdrawal from Gaza, the election of Hamas, and the 2006 Israel/Lebanon war.
As US correspondent, Emma led Sky News’ New York coverage of the September 11 attacks.
In 2000 she was awarded a gold medal at the New York Film and Television awards for her report on the final months of Israel’s occupation of southern Lebanon and she has twice been nominated as Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society.Hide Profile
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