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Marcus Wilford is currently a consultant to ABC News. During the Sulzberger Program, Wilford was the Director of News Coverage for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was responsible for ABC News bureaus, staff and stringers in the region and is the liaison for their international partners, BBC news. Major challenges included going to Iraq after ABC anchor Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt were injured, to assess how to improve safety for journalists working in Iraq; lobbying Kremlin officials to agree that ABC News would no longer be banned from Russia; and figuring out how to produce more content for ABCNews.com and ABC News Now with seemingly finite resources.
Wilford was the ABC London Bureau Chief for four years. Prior to that, he worked as a senior producer for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, with responsibility for foreign news, working both in New York and London. As a field producer for ABC News based in London, he covered the Bosnian civil war as a producer with Jim Wooten; the civil war and refugee crisis in Rwanda; and the civil war in Somalia with Ron Allen. He also covered the Hong Kong handover with Aaron Brown, and the Pope’s visit to Cuba with Peter Jennings in 1998. Other assignments include field reports from Sudan, Algeria, Chechnya, Ukraine, Iraq, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, and much of the Middle East. Wilford joined ABC in 1986 as an assignment editor after working in New York for the McNeil Lehrer Newshour. He has an M.A. in Modern History from Cambridge University.