CNN's Peter Arnett Wins Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting

March 30, 1998

CNN's Peter Arnett will be honored by the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy with the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting.

Arnett was cited by the judges for his distinguished reporting on foreign policy and diplomacy. The prize is made possible through the will of Edward Weintal, a diplomatic correspondent, which created an endowment at Georgetown University. Recipients of this year's award also include Christopher Dickey of Newsweek; Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times; and Benjamin Welles for his book, Sumner Welles, FDR's global Strategist: A Biography.

Arnett, a CNN international correspondent based in Washington, D.C., is one of the world's leading war correspondents. He has spent more than 35 years as a journalist covering the world's war zones from Vietnam to Bosnia.

The award will be presented to Arnett in a ceremony held today, Monday, March 30, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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