Matthew Chance Biography
Matthew Chance is a British journalist serving as CNN’s senior international correspondent based in Moscow. He was one of the journalists held by forces of Colonel Gaddafi at the Rixos al Nasr hotel in Tripoli, Libya, in August 2011.
Matthew Chance Age
He was born in March 1970 in the U.K.
Matthew Chance Education
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology and Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
Matthew Chance Parents
His parents are unknown to the public.
Matthew Chance Wife
Matthew is married though the name of his spouse is not disclosed to the public.
Matthew Chance Children
He has a daughter by the name Anna Chance.
Matthew Chance CNN
Matthew is CNN’s senior international correspondent based in Moscow. He has reported on major stories for CNN’s global news networks from the Middle East, Afghanistan, Russia and Chechnya, Europe and the Far East.
He joined CNN in October 2001 when he reported from Northern Afghanistan. During his tenure at Northern Afghanistan he reported on Kabul as it fell to the Northern Alliance forces, he was the first CNN correspondent, and one of the first Western reporters, to arrive in the city, entering the Afghan capital on foot. He then reported on the emotional outpouring as the people of Kabul reacted to the departure of the Taliban.
He has also reported from Mumbai, India, where he covered the 2008 militant attacks on the city and the siege of the landmark Taj Majal Hotel.
He reported from the scene of the London bombings in July 2005 and did an investigative report on the terrorists responsible for the catastrophe. He also reported on the Tsunami tragedy from Phuket where he documented heartbreaking stories of tourists from 27 nations caught in the disaster in December 2004.
He has also been based in Russia where he reported on the Beslan school siege in September 2004 when 344 civilians perished in the three-day standoff between Chechen rebels and Russian security forces. He also covered the Moscow theatre hostage crisis in October 2002, in which nearly 800 people were held captive by Chechen rebels.
He reported extensively from Iraq in the aftermath of the 2003 war. He was the first journalist to interview the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, after Israeli troops lifted a siege on his Ramallah compound in May 2002. He also covered the Israeli siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in May 2002. In 2005 he covered the disengagement of Israel from Gaza.
He interviewed Pakistani president, General Pervais Musharraf as nuclear tensions simmered between India and Pakistan. In the interview, the president clarified his policy on the use of nuclear weapons.
Prior to joining CNN, he was a freelance correspondent based in Sri Lanka, Bangkok and London. As a freelance, he covered some events on behalf of CNN such as the violence in East Timor, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and the refugee crisis in Kosovo. Previously he worked in London as a broadcast journalist for the BBC World Service.
Matthew Chance Russia
On April 6, 2021 Matthew was one of the journalists detained briefly by Russian police outside of the IK-2 penal colony. They were reporting on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny who was held at the IK-2 penal colony. Navalny was conducting a hunger strike to protest his treatment by his captors, complaining that they have failed to give him required medical treatment.
Matthew Chance Ukraine
Matthew is one of the reporters covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On February 24, 2022 he was reporting from a roof in Kyiv when a loud explosion was heard during his correspondence with CNN anchor Don Lemon.
“Tell you what, I just heard a big bang right here behind me. We probably shouldn’t have done the live shot here. There are big explosions taking place in Kyiv right now.”
Matthew has previously reported in Russia as he covered the Moscow theatre hostage crisis in October 2002 when nearly 800 people were held captive by Chechen rebels. He also covered the 2004 school siege in Beslan where 344 civilians died.
In addition, he reported from the frontlines of the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict and was the only TV correspondent to cross from Georgian territory to Russia.
In September 2021 he wrote an article on how “Ukraine spies tried to ensnare alleged Russian war criminals with a fake website, promises of riches and an international sting.”
How Ukraine planned to lure Russian mercenaries into a traphttps://t.co/wl02EoveUR
— Matthew Chance (@mchancecnn) September 8, 2021
Does Matthew Chance Speak Russian
Matthew can speak Russian.
Matthew Chance Salary
His annual base salary is estimated to range between $40,000 to $100,000.
Matthew Chance Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.