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Terry McCarthy

Terry McCarthy For about 30 years, Terry McCarthy, has travelled the world for television and print media covering politics, business, military, social and environmental issues across the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.Post 9/11, McCarthy covered the war in Afghanistan, where he opened TIME’s Kabul office, and later went to Kuwait to follow the troops into Iraq in 2003. After the fall of Saddam Hussein, McCarthy set up TIME’s bureau in Baghdad. His first forays into television came in Iraq, where he was part of the ABC News/TIME team that reported the special series ‘Iraq, Where Things Stand’, which won two Emmy Awards in 2003 and 2004. He covered the execution of Saddam Hussein, the battle for Baghdad and the U.S. troop surge under General Petraeus. He travelled throughout Iraq covering the war from the U.S. military and the Iraqi civilian perspectives, for which he won an Emmy Award in 2007. Terry McCarthy also reported on Islamic radicals in Jordan, life along the Yangtze River in China, the North Korean nuclear threat, swine flu in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean. After completing his studies in Philosophy at University College Dublin, Terry moved to Paris to further pursue his studies before returning to Ireland to begin his reporting career working for the Irish Press in Dublin in 1984. He left Ireland to cover the civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua and the earthquake in Mexico City in 1985. Terry McCarthy was appointed President and CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council in July 2012