Richard Gizbert Bio, Age, Family, Wife, School, Salary, Net Worth, ALJAZEERA

Richard Gizbert the Aljazeera journalist

Richard Gizbert Biography

Richard Gizbert is a broadcast journalist from Canada. He is the host of Al Jazeera English’s Listening Post. Gizbert previously worked for ABC News but was fired after refusing to travel to Iraq to cover the 2003 US invasion. He eventually won a case against the network for wrongful termination.



How old is Richard Gizbert? – Age

Gizbert seems to have been born in the 1960s. He’s in his early 60s.

Where did Richard Gizbert go to school? – Education

There’s no information about his education.

Richard Gizbert Wife – Family

Richard is married and has two children whom he adores. Richard opted not to go to Iraq, a combat zone, in 2005. He thought he had taken enough risks as a journalist and needed to spend time with his wife and children, who were young and developing.

Richard Gizbert the Aljazeera journalist
Richard Gizbert the Aljazeera journalist

What is Gizbert Salary?

Gizbert’s salary is under review.

Richard Gizbert Net Worth

His net worth is $14 million.

Richard Gizbert Career

Prior to joining ABC News, Gizbert worked as a correspondent-producer for CJOH-TV in Ottawa, where he produced in-depth features for Sunday Edition, the national current affairs program. Prior to that, Gizbert was CJOH’s parliamentary correspondent for five years, responsible for national political coverage. For his reporting of a hostage situation on Parliament Hill, Gizbert received the National Award for Breaking News Coverage. From 1983 to 1985, Gizbert was a correspondent and political editor for CFTO-TV in Toronto, covering federal politics and co-presenting special events coverage. Early articles include a review for Ottawa-based radio station CKCU on Elvis Costello‘s performance at the Heatwave Festival in 1980.

ABC World News

After being fired by ABC News in 2004, Gizbert fought and won a wrongful dismissal case against the network, in which an employment tribunal awarded him $100,000 in compensation. In his legal claim, Gizbert argued that his refusal to accept assignments in Iraq led to his firing. The tribunal agreed, ruling Gizbert’s stand on assignments in Iraq was a “primary” reason for his dismissal. Prior to the case, Gizbert had done extensive work in war zones for ABC. Starting in 1993, he covered the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Rwanda, and Somalia. In 1999, he says, he told ABC that, as a parent of young children, he felt he could no longer accept assignments in war zones. Gizbert told the tribunal that he offered to accept a domestic assignment in the US if ABC wished him to do so. He said the network decided to keep him in London. Five years later, he was fired by ABC and replaced by a correspondent willing to report from war zones. According to the UK’s Guardian newspaper, Gizbert’s legal victory “could have far-reaching effects for war-zone journalism”. Jeremy Dear, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists in Britain, said the victory was “hugely important” for journalists and their families. Martin Bell, a former BBC correspondent and former member of the UK parliament, testified on Gizbert’s behalf at the tribunal. After the verdict, he said, “Richard has been very brave, beyond war-zone valor, taking on ABC News. He’s taken a stand for young journalists.”

From Al Jazeera English

Gizbert joined Al Jazeera English after spending 11 years as a London correspondent for ABC News (U.S.) and has been the host of the media-analysis show The Listening Post since the station’s launch in 2006. Aaron Barnhart, TV writer for the Kansas City Star, wrote that Listening Post “might be the best media-critique program in English anywhere.” Stewart Purvis, the former editor-in-chief and CEO of Britain’s ITN, said “The Listening Post has delivered,” and that its real value “is the breadth of its monitoring beyond the mainstream”.