World Known Journalist To Speak At Chamber
March 4, 2013
This past summer, the world renowned Los Angeles World Affairs Council moved to Culver City. Terry McCarthy, President/CEO, world known journalist, will speak at Issues & Eggs Forum on Wednesday, March 13 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Culver City.
Registration is 7:30 am, followed by a buffet breakfast at 7:45 and the program at 8.
Issues & Eggs, a morning forum of the Culver City Chamber, brings notable leaders of the business community as an educational opportunity of discovering what is going on in Culver City and the world around us.
McCarthy was appointed President/CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council in July 2012. Prior to that, he traveled the world for television and print media for 27 years, covering politics, business, military, social and environmental issues across the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He speaks six languages and has won four Emmys and an Edward R. Morrow award.
McCarthy spent four months embedded with US Marines in southern Afghanistan for a promoted series "The Thundering Third" which won an Emmy and an Edward R Morrow award. He followed Egypt's anti-Mubarak revolution in Cairo, traced the steps of the al Qaeda "underpants bomber" in Yemen.
McCarthy was the main Baghdad correspondent from 2006 to 2009, covering the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein, the US troop surge in 2007.
Before moving into television McCarthy spent eight years working for TIME magazine as Shanghai bureau chief and then Los Angeles bureau chief. He wrote about China's Internet and car industries, the fall of Indonesian dictator Suharto and the death of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot.
Immediately after 9/11 McCarthy went to Afghanistan to cover the ousting of the Taliban from Kabul, and in 2003 he covered the US invasion of Iraq. He set up TIME's bureaus in Kabul and Baghdad.
From 1987 to 1995 McCarthy was based in Bangkok and then Tokyo for the Independent newspaper of London, where he covered the bursting of Japan's economic bubble, Aung San Suu Kyi's campaign for democracy in Burma and civil war in Cambodia. He started his career as a freelance reporter in Central America in 1985.
For information contact the Culver Chamber at 310-287-3850