Secretary Kerry Honors Retiring Radio Sawa Correspondent

Secretary of State John Kerry uttered appreciation of veteran Radio Sawa journalist Samir Nader’s journalistic career last week.

“I want to recognize the retirement of Samir Nader. As many of you know, Samir has been covering Washington since the 1970s, here at the State Department since 2002. He is known for his incisive reporting about the Middle East and for sharing, I think, a lot of his wisdom with some younger reporters. So he’s also known for always being a gentleman. So we appreciate that and we’re all going to miss you, Samir. I wish you the best for the future.”

A veteran journalist, Samir has had an extensive career reporting on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa to millions of listeners each week. During his 43-year tenure in journalism and 15 years at Radio Sawa, not only he has reported on emerging news and foreign policy analysis, but also distinguished himself with integrity, objectivity, and commitment to serve the public by pushing beyond the headlines and pressing for in depth answers to impart fair and accurate news and information to Arabic-speaking listeners.  A native of Lebanon, Samir Nader received a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University at Long Beach.

Samir Nader will retire on January 6, 2017.