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To every new assignment,
Bill Gentile brings over three decades of experience on five continents and nearly every facet of journalism to consistently produce work outstanding for its quality and integrity.
His journalistic career began in 1977 and is characterized by his expertise in visual communication, or visual storytelling. He is a pioneer of “backpack journalism” and today he is one of the craft’s most noted practitioners.
Gentile’s career is distinguished by his coverage of conflict, from the 1979 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, to the U.S. invasions of Panama and Haiti, to struggles in Africa, to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gentile has worked for United Press International (UPI) Newsweek Magazine, Video News International (VNI), ABC Radio, NBC Radio, The Kansas City Times and The Baltimore Sun. He has completed assignments for The Learning Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television, ABC's Nightline With Ted Koppel, NOW With Bill Moyers, NOW on PBS, Court TV and Lion TV. He shared the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights Reporting, Honorable Mention, for a story on rape during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. He shared two National Emmy Awards and was nominated for two others.
Gentile’s film,"Afghanistan, The Forgotten War," about a company of U.S. Marines fighting in the Helmand River Valley, was broadcast by NOW on PBS in July 2008. The film won the Best of Competition Award in the Broadcast Educators Association (BEA) Short Form Faculty Documentary Competition and was nominated for a national Emmy Award.
For assignments, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell phone (202) 492-6405.
Photo by Tomas Munita.