About the DNA Files

John Hockenberry

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Three-time Peabody and four-time Emmy award-winner, John Hockenberry has broad experience as a journalist and commentator. He has reported from all over the world in virtually every medium, and anchored programs for network, cable and radio. His programs have illuminated issues and events from corporate downsizing and the new face of homelessness to the mysterious world of Saudi Arabia post-9/11.

He spent more than a decade with NPR as a general assignment reporter, Middle East correspondent and host of several programs. During the Persian Gulf War he reported from Israel, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Iran. He also spent two years as a correspondent in Jerusalem during the most intensive conflict of the Palestinian uprising.

At MSNBC John was responsible for two of their most innovative programs: Hockenberry, a smart, provocative news interview program which was broadcast live from the war in Kosovo in 1999, and Edgewise, a blend of raw documentary filmmaking and interviews. John is also the author of A River Out Of Eden and Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence.

John lives in New York City with his wife and two sets of twins — but who’s counting.