Nic started his career in broadcasting in 1984 within the engineering arm of the UK's Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) along with Julian Prictoe. He then worked as an engineer with TV-AM until 1989.
Nic began his career at CNN in 1989, starting as a satellite engineer. He first came to public attention when he stayed in Baghdad with Peter Arnett at the start of the Allied invasion of Iraq in 1991. Later that year, he was moved to Chicago, where he became a producer in CNN's Chicago Bureau. He then became the producer for Christiane Amanpour and was moved to CNN's London bureau, where he later made the jump to reporter. He has won numerous awards, including two Overseas Press Club Awards, a Peabody, a duPont, and several Emmy Awards for his work in war zones and disaster areas around the world. People magazine voted him Sexiest News Correspondent in 2001 but he is better known as a fearless veteran of the world's conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia, the Darfur region of Sudan, Northern Ireland and both the Gulf War and the Iraq War. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 CNN sent Robertson to report from New Orleans. He also reported from ground zero in Beirut, Lebanon covering the 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis. Robertson is a native of the UK and is married to former CNN correspondent Margaret Lowrie. He has two daughters.
Tina Fey, Ann Curry, Nic Robertson Fight World Hunger; Lend Voices to Mercy Corps Action Center Interactive Exhibit.
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