Michael Sullivan Biography
Michael Sullivan is an American journalist who serves as an NPR’s Senior Asia Correspondent. He is based in Mueang Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Michael Sullivan Age
Sullivan likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 50’s.
Michael Sullivan Height
Sullivan stands at a height of approximately, 1.7 meters.
Michael Sullivan Family
Sullivan has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Michael has any siblings.
Michael Sullivan Wife
Sullivan is happily married to the love of his life Martha Ann Overland, a Southeast Asia correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education. She also writes commentaries on living abroad for NPR. The two are blessed with two children.
Michael Sullivan Net Worth
Sullivan has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Michael Sullivan Salary
Sullivan earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Michael Sullivan Education
Michael is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He’s been at NPR since 1985.
Michael Sullivan Career
Sullivan serves as a Senior Asia Correspondent at NPR. In 2003, he relocated to Hanoi to open NPR’s Southeast Asia Bureau. Prior to that, he worked as NPR’s South Asia correspondent for six years, based in but rarely seen in New Delhi.
On 9-11, Michael was in Pakistan, and in the two years that followed he spent much of the next there and in Afghanistan covering the run-up to and the aftermath of the U.S. military campaign to overthrow the Taliban and al Qaeda there and in Afghanistan.
Michael has also covered terrorism in Southeast Asia extensively, including the Bali bombings on both occasions. He also reported on the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Following the horrific December 2004 tsunami, Michael was the first NPR correspondent on the ground in Thailand and Indonesia’s Aceh province.
Since then, he has gone back to Aceh more than a half-dozen times to follow up on the recovery and rebuilding efforts. He covered the fall of the Soviet Union, Northern Ireland’s turmoil, and the aftermath of the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan as a reporter for NPR’s London bureau in the early 1990s.
Michael was a senior producer on NPR’s foreign bureau before going to New Delhi. He has worked in more than 60 countries on five continents where he covered crises in Somalia, the Balkans, Haiti, Chechnya, and the Middle East. Michael also worked as a producer and acting executive producer on NPR’s All Things Considered for several years before joining the international desk.
Michael Sullivan Awards
Michael has won multiple Overseas Press Club Awards and Citations for Excellence for his work in Haiti, Afghanistan, and Vietnam as a reporter. He was also a member of the NPR crew that won an Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Award for coverage of the September 11th attacks and the Afghan conflict. He received a Special Recognition Award from the South Asia Journalists Association (SAJA) in 2004 for his “excellent work” as NPR’s South Asia correspondent between 1998 and 2003.
Michael has received awards from the Overseas Press Club for work in Bosnia and Haiti, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for a report about life in Sarajevo during the war, and a World Hunger Award for work in Eritrea as a producer and editor.