Ian Pannell is a multi-award-winning and globally recognized journalist who has covered many issues around the globe. Currently, he is a Senior Foreign Correspondent at ABC News. He is working in the London Bureau.
The courageous reporter was the first journalist to enter Afghanistan in 2001 after the Taliban left. Then he returned in 2008 and covered the push for democratic change in Kabul.
Some of his famous reporting, which helped him global recognition and awards, is the Israeli conflict, reporting Afghanistan’s democratic state after the Taliban rule, as well as the Aleppo school attack, the Syrian conflict, the conflict between Hamas and Israel, the earthquake in Nepal, the migrant crisis in Europe and Asia, and many more.
Reporting Afghanistan After the Taliban left
Family and Siblings
Date of Birth:
Age (As in 2021):
In his Fifties
London, England, UK
1. Jack Pannell
2. Charlie Pannell
3. Alfie Pannell
5 Feet 9 Inches (175 cm)
138 lbs (63 KG)
Quotes & Books
1. Soldiers Life and Secret Service (1989)
2. Shoot Pool (1989)
3. Meek Strength (2020)
Awards & Nomination
1. Emmy Award (2014)
2. James Cameron Memorial Award (2016)
3. Italian Marcho Luchetta International Press Award (2018)
Ian Pannell was born in London, England, in the United Kingdom. He hasn’t revealed details about his birth year yet. However, he is in his 50s as of 2021.
The journalist holds a British nationality and white ethnicity. Being a Libra, he celebrates his birthday every year on 5th October.
Ian Pannell’s Family
Ian hasn’t revealed any information on his childhood or his parents. However, we know that he grew up in London, England. He also hasn’t disclosed information about any siblings.
In March 2019, Ian gave positive feedback to the Leeds Teaching Hospital, thanking them for taking good care of his father.
The journalist graduated with his educational degrees from London, in his hometown. Although he hasn’t revealed information related to his education, it is pretty clear that he studied journalism.
Pannell started his career by working as a reporter on BBC Radio covering the UK and foreign news. There he worked for eleven years, from 1991 to 2002.
After that, he worked for BBC News for 15 years, acting as a correspondent in various sectors. First, he worked as Washington Correspondent, reporting on US domestic and foreign affairs. Later, he became a Middle East Correspondent reporting from around the region, focusing on Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq.
Later, he was based primarily in Afghanistan as a South Asia Correspondent, reporting on the battle against the Taliban and the battle for democratic change. Moreover, he was the first journalist to enter Afghanistan in 2001 after the Taliban left.
He obtained many posts on BBC News for over 15 years and started working in ABC News in June 2017. There, he has been working for four years as of 2021.
Personal Life: Marriage, Wife, and Children
Ian Pannell is married to Lou Pannell. They have three sons together, and they live as a happy family in London. They both are close with their sons and have posted pictures of them together.
The couple is proud of their eldest son’s progress. Their first-born, Jack Pannell, graduated with 1st Class BA in honors in July 2018 at the University of Warwick. Jack also has a girlfriend named Nia Ognyanova and has posted pictures of their memorable moments.
They have two other sons named Charlie Pannell and Alfie Pannell. His youngest son, Alfie, graduated high school in June. They have two other sons named Charlie Pannell and Alfie Pannell. 2019They have two other sons named Charlie Pannell and Alfie Pannell. On 27th May 2018, Ian posted a picture of all his sons at a Rolling Stones concert, captioning, “What an amazing gig with my three lovely lads #RollingStones.”
Ian Pannell: Physical Appearance
Besides being a courageous reporter, Ian also has attractive looks. Pannell stands 5 ft and 9 inches tall and weighs 63 kgs. His body measurements are 43-39-40 inches.
How much is Ian Pannell’s Net Worth?
Working as a Foreign Correspondent, Ian Pannell’s salary is an average of $172,035. His net worth is around $1.2 million as of 2021. Pannell’s source of income is journalism. He also owns houses and cars and is living a luxurious lifestyle.
Other Facts & Trivia:
People highly respect Ian for his work as a reporter.
Pannell has more than 3k followers on Instagram.
Ian tweeted a funny tweet describing the modern world where his day starts with a cup of tea and PCR test in bed regarding the pandemic situation.
The terrific reporter bided his farewells to Afghanistan on 1st September 2021.
His wife was his long-time girlfriend and fiance before marriage.
Pannell’s prominent coverage includes Syria civil wars, Arab uprising in Egypt, Bahrein, and Libya.