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February 15, 2013

Tom Aspell, Longtime NBC News Correspondent

In an NBC career spanning nearly 30 years, the New Zealand native covered stories from dozens of global "hot spots."

Tom Aspell, a foreign correspondent who spent nearly three decades with NBC News, died February 11, 2013, following a two-year bout with cancer. He was 62.

A dashing New Zealander Aspell began his journalism career in Great Britain, as a writer and camera operator for Visnews. He moved on to Hong Kong, then Southeast Asia

In 1975 he began covering stories in the Middle East as a freelancer, after which he worked for CBS and ABC in Beirut, Lebanon.

He joined NBC in 1985, as a correspondent based in Cyprus. Over the ensuing years he reported from Kuwait, Baghdad, Bosnia and many other international locales.

More about Aspell's life and work is available at:

NBC News

New Zealand Herald

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