Pierre Kattar is an Emmy Award-winning video journalist and filmmaker. As a backpack journalist, he reports, writes, shoots, edits and produces news videos and documentary films.
Since 1999, Pierre's work has won numerous awards including two Emmys, a Peabody, Scripps Howard Foundation, Casey Journalism Center and three RTNDA Edward R. Murrow awards. He was named Editor of the Year in 2007 by the White House News Photographers Association.
Pierre has taught video journalism to graduate students at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and he has lectured for The Poynter Institute, the National Press Photographers Association and the White House News Photographers Association.
He soon went on assignment in Dearborn, Michigan covering Arab-American reactions to the Iraq war. From there, he travelled around the country in 2004 reporting on the presidential primaries. He went to Beirut, Lebanon — where we was born — to cover what was considered the first "free" parliamentary election in decades.
Pierre enjoys spending time in other countries learning about different cultures. He speaks fluent French and English, near fluent Italian and intermediate Arabic.