Alex Marquardt is CNN’s Senior National Security Correspondent based in Washington.
Since rejoining CNN in May 2017, he has helped lead domestic and international breaking news coverage on a wide range of stories, including election security, the intelligence community, national security issues around Covid-19, the Black Lives Matter protests in DC, and the capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021.
Marquardt spent most of the past decade as an award-winning foreign correspondent for ABC News based in Moscow, Jerusalem, Beirut and London.
During that time, he was on the front lines of the wars and uprisings in the Middle East as well as reporting on the refugee and migrant crisis and the wave of terror attacks across Europe.
Marquardt was among the first correspondents in Cairo as the revolution there exploded, he made many trips into Syria to report on the war from both the regime and rebel sides, he was on the ground in Gaza in 2012 and 2014 during the wars with Israel and traveled across Ukraine as Russia’s military invaded.
Marquardt got into journalism first as an NBC Page and then later as an anchor for Channel One News.
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