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International News Media Reporters Covering Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath

The devastation caused by the worst typhoon that hit the Philippines last week brought international news media organizations into the country to cover live and gave their on-the-field accounts of the severity of the damages in the central Philippine provinces and the to report the relief efforts conducted by the government and the international communities.

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Various international networks have dispatched correspondents to the Philippines to cover the aftermath of super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda in local language.

Here are the list of international reporters we have compiled so far:

  • Harry Smith and Dr. Nancy Snyderman are covering for NBC News from Tacloban City and Manila.
  • ABC’s Terry Moran is in Manila, and Gloria Riviera is reporting from Tacloban City.
  • Seth Doane of CBS News.
  • CNN’s Senior correspondent Ivan Watson
  • CNNI anchor Andrew Stevens and correspondents are in Tacloban
  • CNNI Kristie Lu Stout reports from Manila.
  • CNN’s Anna Coren is in Cebu, travels to Bantayan Island, Tacloban City and Ormoc City.
  • CNN’s Anderson Cooper anchors his show from the Philippines and visited various places devastated by Yolanda.
  • CNN’s Paula Hancocks & Paul Davitt
  • Fox News correspondents David Piper reporting from Bangkok.
  • Marga Ortigas of Al Jazeera English is in Manila.
  • BBC reporter Jon Donnison

Other international news media organizations have also coordinated with local news network such as ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5, PhilStar, PDI, Manila Bulletin and social news network Rappler to report internationally. Associated Press, AFP and other international news media organizations local arm in the country were also reporting from ground zero of Typhoon Yolanda.

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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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