Posts Tagged Al-Jazeera America

Sheila MacVicar Latest Hire for Al Jazeera

Sheila MacVicar, a longtime London-based correspondent for American television networks, is the latest hire at Al Jazeera America. The news network that plans to launch next month and has been hiring personnel for offices in New York and Washington, and on Monday announced MacVicar’s job. Other contributors include former CNN anchors Soledad O’Brien and Ali Velshi.

Al-Jazeera Pays $500M for Current TV

With its $500 million purchase of left-leaning Current TV, the Pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera will soon be seen in tens of millions of U.S. homes. It’s a steep price, but the acquisition helps the network in its aims to quickly spread its message to more Americans.