|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1968|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 2012|
Journalist. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of the Middle East region. Shadid was born in Oklahoma City, the son of Lebanese-American parents, and only became fluent in Arabic once he was an adult. After earning a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism at the University of Wisconsin in 1990, he joined the Associated Press, where he reported from Cairo, before moving to the Boston Globe newspaper in 2001. In 2003, he joined the Washington Post, where his Middle East reporting earned him both of his Pulitzer Prizes for International Reporting in 2004 and 2010. He left The Post for the New York Times on December 31, 2009, to serve as The Times' Baghdad bureau chief. In 2011, he became the newspaper's bureau chief in Beirut, the position he held at the time of his death. His courageous reporting from many Middle East hotspots often came at great peril. In 2002, when he was with The Globe, he was shot in the shoulder by an Israeli soldier while covering action in Ramallah, in the West Bank. In March 2011, he and three other New York Times journalists were kidnapped in Libya by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's forces. They were held for six days and beaten before ultimately being released. He was the author of three books, "Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats and the New Politics of Islam" (2001); "Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War" (2005); and "House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East" (2012). He died of an asthma attack while covering the Syrian uprising. (bio by: C & N Rasmussen)
Note: Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OklahomaThere is a marker for him in his Grandparents plot. His grandparents were Albert and Raefa Shadid.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Garden of the house he rebuilt in his hometown of Marjayoun
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C & N Rasmussen
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85086374
C & N Rasmussen
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