Bill Neely is the Chief Global Correspondent of NBC News, a position he’s held for six years. Before that he worked for Britain’s ITN for 25 years as International Editor, Europe Correspondent and Washington Correspondent. He began his career with the BBC in Northern Ireland and London. He has covered many of the major world news events of the last three decades, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the break-up of the Soviet Union, the World Trade Centre attacks, and nearly two dozen wars and conflicts, most recently in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been embedded over a dozen times with British and US troops (and briefly with the Taliban). He interviewed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2016. In 2013, he was voted one of the 100 most influential journalists in the world covering violence.