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Kevin Peraino Biography
Kevin Peraino is an American author and journalist. Being a journalist he has reported throughout the world, including Libya, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Israel and Iraq.
Kevin spent ten years at Newsweek, most recently as a senior writer and bureau chief. He has interviewed a wide range of political and diplomatic figures, including David Petraeus, Tony Blair, Ehud Olmert, Shimon Peres, and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. He was a finalist for the 2008 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for his coverage of the region.
Kevin Peraino Age
Kelvin was born on June 7, 1976, in Hayward, California, U.S.A. He is 47 years old as of 2023.
Kevin Peraino Family
Peraino grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He was raised up by his parent in a friendly and educational environment though not much is known about his parents and siblings. As a child, he was interested in reading different books and novel.
Kevin Peraino Wife | Kevin Peraino Reena Ninan
Kevin is married to Reena Ninan, a television journalist at CBS News. They have two children, Jack and Kate.
Kevin Peraino Author
In September 2017 Peraino second book, A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949, was released. It was called “Absorbing” and “timely” by The New York Times Book Review and selected it as one of its “Editors’ Choice” staff picks. The Wall Street Journal featured it on the cover of its weekend book review. Kevin’s first book, Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power, about Lincoln’s foreign policy, was released in October 2013. It was named by The Daily Beast as one of the best books on President Lincoln, and Foreign Affairs magazine called it “an important step toward a richer and more useful understanding of the American past.” Kevin was a writer for Newsweek magazine from 1999 to 2010, where he reported from around the world and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for his foreign-affairs writing. Kevin has also written for Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, Politico Magazine, and other publications, and has appeared on Morning Joe, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. He is represented by Amanda Urban at ICM Partners.
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Kevin Peraino Journalist
As a journalist he has covered a number of stories. During the American invasion of Iraq, he was embedded with the Third Infantry Division unit that captured Baghdad airport. Later he continued to cover the war “unilaterally,” based in the Palestine Hotel. His post helped the Fourteen magazine to win the 2003 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the industry’s highest honor. Kevin also filed regular reports from the front lines for National Public Radio.
Over the years which followed he returned frequently to Iraq. Newsweek’s cover story “The Most Dangerous Man in Iraq,” a profile of Moqtada al-Sadr for which Michael was the lead reporter, earned the magazine a 2007 National Headliner Award. He obtained a confidential Iraqi National Police evidence file on that fall’s Blackwater shooting in October 2007 . The exclusive documents helped to drive renewed interest in the case.
Kevin spent a year reporting on the Bush campaign for a special issue during the 2004 American presidential election, that Newsweek published two days after Election Day. An expanded edition of the 50,000-word article was released as a book by Public Affairs press, and the magazine version won another National Magazine Award, this time for Single-Topic Issue.
Kevin Peraino Books
- A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949
- Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Kevin Peraino Net Worth
Kevin has not yet disclosed his net worth.