About Dan Raviv

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Dan Raviv has been a Washington-based National Correspondent for CBS News since December 1997. After reporting for more than two decades from 35 countries for CBS News, he has anchored hours of radio coverage of historic American events such as the terrorism of September 11, the impeachment of President Clinton, the outcome of the contested election in 2000, the space shuttle disaster of 2003, election night in 2008 and President Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

Raviv is the host of the CBS News Weekend Roundup, a radio magazine broadcast heard coast to coast and on the CBS Radio News smartphone app.

Prior to joining the Washington bureau, Raviv was based in Miami (1992-1997), where he covered political campaigns and the Oklahoma City bombing, in addition to foreign assignments in Cuba, Peru, Britain, and Israel. Raviv also contributed to various CBS News television broadcasts.

Before Miami, Raviv was based in London (1980-1992), where he covered events ranging from Wimbledon tennis to the Falkland Islands war, from Middle East terrorism to the fall of the Berlin Wall. He interviewed the major leaders, including Margaret Thatcher, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Yassir Arafat. Raviv covered papal trips in more than a dozen countries, and also reported from the Russian parliament building as it was under siege during the 1991 coup attempt.

While based in Tel Aviv (1978-80), Raviv covered, among other events, the peace talks between Egypt’s Anwar Sadat and Israel’s Menachem Begin.

He joined CBS News Radio in 1976, after working for WCBS-AM, New York. Raviv began his broadcasting career at WEEI-AM, Boston, in 1974.

Raviv is the author of several books, including the best seller Every Spy A Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community; and the true inside story of Marvel Entertainment’s bankruptcy, Comic Wars.  His many awards include two from the Overseas Press Club of America for his coverage of the Persian Gulf .  Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars is Raviv’s fifth book co-authored with Yossi Melman.

Raviv was born in 1954. He graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1976. He and his wife, Dori Phaff, have two children.

Follow Dan on Twitter @DanRaviv.

June 1, 2012


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