Peter Bergen Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CNN, Bin Laden, Books, Salary and Net worth

Peter Bergen Biography

Peter Bergen is an American journalist, and author, he currently serves as CNN’s national security analyst. Bergen is also the Vice President of New America. He is known for producing the first interview with Osama Bin Laden which aired in 1997.

Peter Bergen Education

He attended Ampleforth College and has a degree in modern history from New College, Oxford University.

Peter Bergen CNN

The national security analyst for CNN is Bergen. In addition to being an author of five books, three of which were New York Times best sellers, and four of which The Washington Post listed among the year’s top nonfiction books, Bergen is a print and television journalist, documentary producer, professor, and executive of a think tank. The books have been adapted into three documentaries in 20 other languages. Two of the latter garnered Emmy nominations, and one of them won the prize.

He holds the positions of vice president and director of the international security program at New America in Washington, professor of practice at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, where he also serves as co-director of the Center on the Future of War, and fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham University.

Bergen has testified before congressional committees on topics including as Afghanistan, Pakistan, al Qaeda, drones, ISIS, and other national security concerns. He serves on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, the top academic publication in the subject.

He contributes to Foreign Policy as an editor and writes a weekly column for CNN in addition to being a member of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group. He has worked as a professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies as well as Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

“United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists” was released by Bergen in 2016. It was chosen by The Washington Post as one of the year’s top nonfiction books, and HBO turned it into the documentary “Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma.”

In 2001, while working on “Holy War, Inc.,” Bergen was the Pew Journalist in Residence at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins. She received the Leonard Silk Journalism Fellowship in 2000. Between 2003 to 2011, he served as a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University.

For a variety of American newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Time, The Nation, The National Interest, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Washington Times, and Vanity Fair, Bergen has written about al Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, counterterrorism, homeland security, ISIS, and countries in the Middle East.

His Mother Jones essay on extraordinary rendition was one of several pieces that were nominated for a 2008 National Magazine Award.

Osama bin Laden’s first broadcast interview, in which the al Qaeda leader for the first time declared war on the United States in front of a Western audience, was produced by Bergen in 1997 for CNN. In 1994, Bergen earned the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for “Kingdom of Cocaine,” a CNN documentary that was also nominated for an Emmy.

Bergen worked as a CNN correspondent and producer from 1998 to 1999. From 1997 to 1998, he served as the program editor for CNN Impact, a CNN and Time collaboration. He formerly worked as a producer for CNN, producing a wide range of US and foreign stories. He worked in New York for ABC News from 1985 to 1990. He originally visited Pakistan in 1983 along with two friends for the purpose of filming a documentary about Afghan refugees fleeing the Soviet invasion. “Refugees of Faith,” the ensuing documentary, aired on Channel 4 in the UK.

Peter Bergen Salary

Bergen receives an annual salary of $ 500,000.

Peter Bergen Net worth

Bergen has an estimated net worth ranging between $ 1 million – $ 5 million.

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Peter Bergen Age

He is 59 years old as of 2021. Bergen was born on December 11, 1962 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Peter Bergen Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall.

Peter Bergen Family

Bergen was born to Donald Thomas Bergen and Sarah Elizabeth Bergen. His grandfather, Leonard Lampert, founded the Lampert Lumber Company.

Peter Bergen Wife

Bergen is married to Tresha Mabile, she is a producer and director known for the Legion Brothers.

Peter Bergen Bin Laden

A New York Times best-seller in 2012, “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbottabad” was written by him. Eight different languages were used to translate the book, and Bergen served as executive producer for the HBO documentary that was based on it. The movie, which competed in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, received the Emmy for best documentary that year.

“Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of bin Laden” was also written by Bergen (2001). It was a New York Times best-seller, was published in 18 different languages, and The Washington Post named it one of the year’s top nonfiction books. A “Holy War, Inc.”-based documentary that aired on National Geographic in 2002 received an Emmy nomination.

Peter Bergen Books

  • Understanding the New Proxy War. London, UK: Hurst. 2022.¬†(Co-editor with Candace Rondeaux, Daniel Rothenberg, and David Sterman)
  • The Cost of Chaos: The Trump Administration and the World. New York, NY: Penguin. 2022.
  • The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster. 2021.
  • Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos. New York, NY: Penguin Random House. 2019.
  • United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists. New York, NY: Crown Publishing Group. 2016.
  • Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 2014.

How Old is Peter Bergen?

He is 59 years old as of 2021. Bergen was born on December 11, 1962 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Is Peter Bergen Married?

Bergen is married to Tresha Mabile, she is a producer and director known for the Legion Brothers.


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