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Kim Ghattas

Kim Ghattas Joe Newman

Kim Ghattas has been the BBC's State Department Radio and TV correspondent since 2008, and travels regularly with the Secretary of State. She was previously a Middle East correspondent for the BBC and the Financial Times, based in Beirut. Ghattas was part of an Emmy Award-winning BBC team covering the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006. Her work has also appeared in TIME magazine, the Boston Globe, NPR, and the Washington Post. She lives in Washington, DC.

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  • The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

    Kim Ghattas introduces her book The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power. The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world.

  • Kim Ghattas on Hardball with Chris Matthews

    Kim Ghattas discusses The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power with Chris Matthews.

  • Kim Ghattas on CBS.com

    Kim Ghattas discusses The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power with web producer Julia Steers on CBS.com/

  • Kim Ghattas on Politico

    Kim Ghattas discusses The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power on Politico.

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    Kim Ghattas on MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner

    Kim Ghattas discusses The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American on MSNBC's Power on Now with Alex Wagner.

  • Kim Ghattas on MSNBC's "The Cycle"

    Kim Ghattas discusses The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power on MSNBC's "The Cycle"

  • Kim Ghattas on Morning Joe

    Kim Ghattas discusses The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power on Morning Joe.

  • Kim Ghattas on The Leonard Lopate Show

    Kim Ghattas discusses 'The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power' on The Leonard Lopate Show.

  • Kim Ghattas on Amanpour.

    Kim Ghattas discusses 'The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power' on Amanpour.

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Q & A

Where are you from?
Beirut

Who are your favorite writers?
Haruki Murakami and Stefan Zweig

Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
My French education and all the French books I read. It enriched my English language in an unexpected way.

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Eating and cooking. Though it means I had to take up running.

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
“You should really write a book”

What is your favorite quote?
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails”

What is the question most commonly asked by your readers?  What is the answer?
Q. What is Hillary Clinton like in real life?
A. “Warm, funny and mischievous”.

What inspired you to write your first book?
My childhood in the Lebanese civil war

Where do you write?
At home, or anywhere I can get an espresso and black chocolate.

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The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the worldIn...

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