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Mike Taibbi is an NBC News correspondent based in New York. He began reporting for Dateline NBC in August of 1997. Prior to that he was a correspondent for 48 Hours at CBS and before that he was a London-based correspondent for ABC News.

In addition to his work for Dateline NBC, Taibbi has reported for "NBC Nightly News" and "Today" on several subjects including an 11-week tour in Pakistan/Afghanistan during the war on terrorism and two recent return trips to the region. Most recently, Taibbi spent three months in Jordan and Iraq covering the 2003 Iraq War.

A former newspaper reporter, Taibbi began his career in television in 1971 as a reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston. He also worked as an investigative reporter for WNAC-TV in Boston and WNBC-TV and WCBS-TV, both in New York.

Taibbi has won numerous awards including more than 30 local Emmy Awards and one national Emmy Award. He has also won four Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Atlantic Film Festival Gold Medal and dozens of other national awards for broadcast and print journalism.

Taibbi blogs: Obama's story inspires search for roots

Taibbi is the author of the book "Unholy Alliances: Working the Tawana Brawley Story," (Harcourt Brace, 1990). He has written scores of articles in publications including the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Sail, Cruising World and Yankee Magazine.

Taibbi graduated from Rutgers University in 1971 with Bachelor of Science degrees in sociology and journalism. He also attended the University of Chicago Law School where he was a William Benton Fellow. He has one son, Matthew.      

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