Peter Bergen Biography
Peter Bergen is an American journalist, author, and producer. He works as a national security analyst at CNN. He is the vice president of ‘New America’. In addition, he is a professor of practice at Arizona State University.
In 1997, Bergen produced the first television interview with Osama bin Laden. The interview, which aired on CNN, marked the first time that bin Laden declared war against the United States to a Western audience. Moreover, three of the books that he has authored were New York Times bestsellers.
Peter Bergen Age | Birthday
Bergen was born in December 12, 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. He is 57 years old as of 2019.
Peter Bergen Height
Bergen stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch.
Peter Bergen Family
Bergen was born in the US and raised up in London. His parents are Donald Thomas Bergen, father, and Sarah Elizabeth (née Lampert), mother. His grandfather is called Leonard Lampert. Leonard Lampert is the founder of the Lampert Lumber Company.
Peter Bergen Wife
Bergen got married to his wife Tresha Mabile. Tresha is a documentary director and producer. He met Tresha Mabile while he was studying at Oxford. In addition, they have two children named Grace and Pierre.
Peter Bergen Education
Bergen went to study at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire. In 1981, he got an Open Scholarship to New College, Oxford. At New College, he received a degree in modern history.
Peter Bergen CNN
In 1997, Bergen produced Osama bin Laden’s first television interview for CNN. Osama bin Laden was the al Qaeda leader and had declared war against the US.
Additionally, he worked as a correspondent-producer for CNN From 1998 to 1999. He has served as a program editor for CNN Impact, a co-production of CNN and Time. Prior to that, he worked as a producer for CNN on a wide variety of international and US stories.
Bergen currently works as a national security analyst at CNN. In addition, Bergen is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group. He is also a contributing editor at Foreign Policy and writes a weekly column for CNN.
Peter Bergen Books
- Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden (2001)
- The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader (2006)
- The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda (2011)
- Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden From 9/11 to Abbottabad (2012)
- Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion (2013)
- Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy (2014)
- United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists (2016)
- Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos (2019)
Peter Bergen Net Worth | Salary
Bergen is currently estimated at a net worth of between $40 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a journalist, author, and producer. His annual salary is still under review.