George Lewis is one of NBC News' most-honored correspondents. The winner of three Emmys, the George Foster Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards, he is no stranger to world crises. Lewis is based in Los Angeles. His current assignment includes coverage of the revolution in information technology.
Most recently, Lewis was one of NBC’s reporters during the Iraq war. He was dispatched to Turkey, reporting from the capital and the Turkish-Iraqi border as Turkey turned down a U.S. request to use Turkish soil for an invasion of northern Iraq.
Twelve years earlier, Lewis was part of the NBC team that covered Operation Desert Storm, spending nine weeks in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. Lewis was also present in Iran during the early days of the 444-day hostage crisis in 1979 and in Lebanon for the 1982 Israeli invasion.
In 1989, Lewis was in China for the revolt in Tiananmen Square and the revolution in Romania. During his career with NBC News, Lewis has also covered wars and revolutions in Latin America and Asia.
His major domestic assignments have included covering the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, major earthquakes in California and the Los Angeles and the Atlanta Olympics.
Lewis began his career with NBC News as a war correspondent in Vietnam in 1970. He spent a year and a half there, returning in 1975 to cover the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese. He has been back four times since the end of the war to report on the legacy of Vietnam.
In more peaceful times, Lewis has done stints in NBC's Washington, Los Angeles, Houston and London bureaus.
In December 1993, Lewis was the correspondent on "Almost 2001," an innovative five-part series that aired on "NBC Nightly News." During that week, viewers were encouraged to write to NBC News using e-mail, resulting in thousands of worldwide responses. The series marked the beginning of interactive electronic exchanges between viewers and television networks.