Jim Bittermann is CNN’s Senior International Correspondent situated in Paris. Since joining CNN in 1996, he has covered the passing of Princess Diana in 1997, NATO air strikes on Kosovo in 1998, the tremor in Turkey in 1999 and the World Cup soccer titles, among different stories. anchors
Bittermann joined CNN from ABC News, where he was a Paris news reporter from 1990-1996. During his years with ABC, he covered a wide scope of global occasions, including the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War and the Middle East harmony cycle and U.S. arrangement in Somalia. His long-structure ventures at ABC included Betrayed in Blood, a report on the French AIDS-corrupted blood outrage for PrimeTime Live and two half-hour exceptional reports for Nightline with Ted Koppel, A Perfect Messiah and The Fashion Conspiracy.
From 1978-1990, Bittermann was an European reporter for NBC News. Situated in Rome from 1978-1979, he covered two Papal advances and the movements of Pope John Paul II. From 1980-1990, he was situated in Paris. While there, he gave an account of a considerable lot of the decade’s significant global stories in Eastern Europe, Northern and Western Africa, the Middle East, the Philippines, Japan and the Soviet Union. He got a public news Emmy Award for his inclusion of the 1988 Sudan starvation.
Before NBC, Bittermann was a Toronto-based reporter and maker for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp’s. newsmagazine. He likewise filled in as a columnist for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1973-1975 in the wake of working one year for WQED-TV, a public TV slot in Pittsburgh.
In 1971-1972, Bittermann ventured to every part of the public official mission staffs of Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana and Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine. He started his profession in broadcast news-casting in 1970 at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, following one year as a journalist with the Waukegan News-Sun in Waukegan, Ill.
His numerous distinctions incorporate a CableACE Award for CNN’s inclusion of the common battle in Zaire. He has been a board mediator at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and an individual from the jury for the French film rivalry Les Lumieres de Paris. Since 1998, Bittermann has been colleague aide educator of correspondence at the American University of Paris, showing courses in broadcast news and narrative film, among different subjects.
Bittermann procured a four year college education from Southern Illinois University, which in 1989 named him the Southern Illinois University’s Journalism Alumnus of the Year. In 2000 he got the college’s Alumni Achievement Award.