Kevin Tibbles

Kevin Tibbles

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Award winning Journalist, NBC Foreign Correspondent

Recently retired after 40 years as an award winning NBC correspondent based in Chicago, Canadian Kevin Tibbles appeared on all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY and

Prior to joining the Chicago bureau, Tibbles was a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in London. His foreign and domestic news experience includes reporting from war zones in Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kosovo and beyond.

Tibbles was on the streets of London for the funeral of Princess Diana, on a rooftop in Baghdad during numerous coalition bombing runs; and in the flooded wards of New Orleans for hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He was stationed in Chicago’s Grant Park for the historic 2008 election of Barack Obama, and brings viewers a unique and personable insight into world events as they affect everyday lives.

Tibbles has won four Emmy awards, a Peabody award, the National Headliner Award, the Overseas Press Club Award and an award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

Tibbles was a part of NBC’s network team at the Olympic Games in Torino, Beijing, Vancouver, London and Sochi.  His work from Iceland, Thailand, Panama, Dubai and beyond was featured on TODAY and he has covered a varied and colorful group of newsmakers that includes Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Tony Blair, David Petraeus, Mikhail Gorbachev; and the father of 911 hijacker Muhammad Atta, who was tracked down in Cairo in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

Tibbles created the series “Meeting America” on “Meet the Press,” and “America’s Correspondent” and “We The People” for Nightly News.

Before joining NBC News, Tibbles was a national correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) where his coverage experience included Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War.

Tibbles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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I Still Believe in Leaders

After 40 years covering world events from warzones to natural disasters, a journalist discovers the simple acts of a few leaders remain inspirational examples to follow.

Why Canada Matters

A unique perspective of Canada’s place in the World through the eyes of a Canadian Journalist who’s been there.  Sharing stories about our Canadian troops and aid workers to our perceptions abroad, learn how Canadians are making a difference.

War on Words

Reporting from war zones in Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kosovo and beyond, Kevin Tibbles shares the role of a report from the front lines.

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