Al Jazeera America has made a major hire for their new Washington Bureau. Former NBC reporter Michael Viqueira will be the new White House correspondent for the Qatar based news organization.
“Michael Viqueira is a seasoned national correspondent with deep experience covering Washington politics,” Ehab Al Shihabi, told Politico. “Every political activity in the Capitol has an impact on the average American and his knowledge and extensive network of contacts will allow him to dig deeper to bring important news and information to light for the American public.”
Viquera, who in 2006 served as chairman of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association, spoke with Dylan Byers and addressed head-on suspicions that Al Jazeera will have a bias in their coverage: “As far as concerns over an Al Jazeera bias, I’d say: Watch and see, watch and learn. It will quickly become apparent what we’re all about, and those concerns will dissipate quickly, to the extent that they still exist.”