Mike Taibbi is an NBC News correspondent based in New York. He began reporting for NBC News in August of 1997, primarily for the newsmagazine Dateline NBC. Prior to that he was a correspondent for 48 Hours at CBS and before that he was a London-based correspondent for ABC News.
In addition to his work for Dateline NBC, Taibbi reports for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. His assignments have included a 12-week tour in Pakistan/Afghanistan during the war on terrorism and four recent return trips to the region.
Most recently, Taibbi spent three months in Jordan and Iraq covering the 2003 Iraq War and, in the summer of 2003, returned to Afghanistan to prepare a series of eight reports for Nightly News and The Today Show on that country's progress and lack of same in the two years since 9/11.
A former newspaper reporter, Taibbi began his career in television in 1971 as a reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston. He also worked as an investigative reporter for WNAC-TV in Boston and WNBC-TV and WCBS-TV, both in New York.
Taibbi has won numerous awards including more than 30 local Emmy Awards and one national Emmy Award. He has also won five Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Atlanta Film Festival Gold Medal and dozens of other national awards for broadcast and print journalism.
Taibbi is the author of the book "Unholy Alliances: Working the Tawana Brawley Story," (Harcourt Brace, 1990). He has written scores of articles in publications including the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Sail, Cruising World and Yankee Magazine.
Taibbi graduated from Rutgers University in 1971 with Bachelor of Science degrees in sociology and journalism. He also attended the University of Chicago Law School where he was a William Benton Fellow.
He has one son, Matthew.