Tom Aspell, Longtime NBC News Correspondent
In an NBC career spanning nearly 30 years, the New Zealand native covered stories from dozens of global "hot spots."
Tom Aspell, a foreign correspondent who spent nearly three decades with NBC News, died February 11, 2013, following a two-year bout with cancer. He was 62.
A dashing New Zealander Aspell began his journalism career in Great Britain, as a writer and camera operator for Visnews. He moved on to Hong Kong, then Southeast Asia
In 1975 he began covering stories in the Middle East as a freelancer, after which he worked for CBS and ABC in Beirut, Lebanon.
He joined NBC in 1985, as a correspondent based in Cyprus. Over the ensuing years he reported from Kuwait, Baghdad, Bosnia and many other international locales.
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