Jim Miklaszewski is Chief Pentagon Correspondent for NBC News. On September 11, he was the first at the scene to report that the Pentagon had been attacked and has since led the network's coverage of the war in Afghanistan.
Since joining NBC in 1985, Miklaszewski was a White House correspondent during the Clinton and Bush administrations, covering President Clinton's transition from Little Rock, his many trips abroad including Moscow and the Middle East and his reelection. He was also an NBC floor reporter at the Democratic and Republican conventions in 1996 and 2000.
In the Bush White House, Miklaszewski reported on the Gulf War with Iraq, summits with Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin and the Bush reelection campaign in 1992.
Miklaszewski has logged considerable foreign experience with battlefront coverage of wars in Lebanon, El Salvador and the Falkland Islands. He also covered the United States air raid on Libya, and the "tanker wars" in the Persian Gulf.
Prior to joining NBC News, Miklaszewski was one of the CNN "Originals," where he covered the Reagan White House, served as a National Correspondent and was a floor reporter at the 1984 Republian and Democratic Conventions. He was also a moderator for two CNN public affairs programs, Election Watch and Newsmaker Sunday.
Miklaszewski was awarded the cable industry's "ACE" award for his coverage of the war in El Salvador. His series, "After Nam," a documentary on the Vietnam War ten years after the fall of Saigon earned the Edward R. Murrow award for journalism. He was also cited by the Overseas Press Club for his reporting on the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk.
Before joining CNN, Miklaszewski worked as a news director and reporter at a number of radio stations in Texas and Wisconsin.
Miklaszewski is a Milwaukee native. He is married to the former Cheryl Heyse, and they have two sons, James and Jeffrey.