Barbara Plett Usher Biography
Barbara Plett Usher is a UK journalist serving as BBC’s State Department Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., USA. Previously, she worked for the BBC in Jerusalem, Islamabad, and the United Nations.
Barbara Plett Usher Age
Born in Manitoba, Canada in 1967 Plett is 54 years old.
Barbara Plett Usher Height
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Barbara Plett Usher Nationality
Usher is a Canadian national.
Barbara Plett Usher Education
She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, after graduating in 1991.
Barbara Plett Usher Family
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Barbara Plett Usher Husband
The veteran Journalist was married to Graham Usher, the former Jerusalem correspondent of The Economist magazine who died on August 8, 2013, at age 54 years of age. He died of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.
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With experience in the Middle East and the UN, working for the BBC in Jerusalem, Islamabad, Barbara now serves the same organization as the Department Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., USA, a role she assumed in 2021.
She joined BBC as a freelancer from Cairo in 1995 and then went on to cover the death of the Syrian President Hafez al Assad in 2000, thereby doing a lot of coverage, including reporting under siege in Ramallah in 2002. A year later her career took her to Iraq in 2003.
The popular media personality also worked for BBC as a correspondent in Jerusalem before being transferred to Islamabad in 2009, doubling up as the organization’s United Nations correspondent three years later.
In one of the BBC’s programs known as “From Our Own Correspondent broadcast” on 30 September 2004, Usher said she cried when upon seeing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat being taken to hospital during his terminal illness. This statement led to suggestions that the BBC was biased. After a series of complaints from viewers, it took the intervention of the BBC Governors’ Programme Complaints Committee and ruled that Barbara had breached editorial guidelines on due impartiality and the BBC’s Director of News, Helen Boaden, apologized to the license fee payers.
Barbara Plett Usher Salary And Net Worth
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