Respected Journalist Ray Moseley Receives Honorary MBE From Tessa Jowell
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today presented an honorary MBE to the American-born Ray Moseley.
Mr Moseley received the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to journalism.
Now retired and residing in the UK after more than 40 successful years as a journalist, Ray Moseley spent the last decade of his career based in London as Chief European Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. His coverage of political, economic and social developments in Britain has commanded the attention of millions of Americans over the years.
Tessa Jowell said:
"I am delighted to be able to present Ray with his MBE as a richly deserved acknowledgement of his important contribution not only to journalism, but also in fostering greater understanding between Britain and the United States. Ray is highly respected on both sides of the Atlantic for his informative and balanced reporting of events. His skill and reputation always ensured good British news coverage in the US."
Born in Texas in 1932, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism twenty years later. He began his writing career at the Arkansas Gazette before moving to Europe living in a number of countries covering international news first for United Press International and then with the Chicago Tribune. He has reported on events as varied as the revolution in Iran, the death of two popes and the election of their successors, unrest in Northern Ireland, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the death of Princess Diana. In 1981 he was runner up for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and is also the author of a book on Count Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's son-in-law.
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