Gordon Robison, journalist for CNN and Fox News in the Middle East

Vermont-based, Emmy award winning journalist Gordon Robison has more than 18 years of experience living in and covering the Middle East. He has been both Fox News’ Bureau Chief in Baghdad, and head of news at Al-Iraqiyah Television. In 2004-05 he was a senior fellow at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication where he also served as Director of the Middle East Media Project at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

Mr. Robison has lived in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and also spent seven years with CNN. As a Senior Producer based at the network’s Atlanta headquarters he served as a newsroom supervisor. He was also an on-camera correspondent for the network, reporting from Jordan and Kuwait before and during the Iraq war.

With many Americans relying on television coverage of the war and the region, Robison will speak to the challenges journalists face in covering and living in a war zone, and how the reality matches up to the evening news reports.