Shadid, Anthony

A foreign correspondent for the New York Times since 2009, Anthony Shadid spent most of his career covering the Middle East. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of the Iraq War, first in 2004 and the second in 2010. Other than the New York Times, he worked for The Washington Post as a staff writer, as a correspondent for the Associated Press, and for The Boston Globe covering diplomacy.

In March 2011, Anthony was kidnapped along with three other journalists. They were beaten and held captive by el-Qaddafi forces in Libya for six days before being released. This was not the first time he saw violence, however. In 2002, he was shot in the shoulder. Regardless of the dangers of the job, he continued to pursue his love for journalism.

In 2012, Anthony passed away at the age of 43. He was on assignment in Syria at the time. He died from an acute asthma attack. Around the time of his death, there was controversy on whether the New York Times was to blame for Anthony's death. His wife refused to lay blame or even discuss the matter further.

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