Carmen Gentile

Carmen Gentile

Zagreb, Croatia

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Carmen Gentile

Carmen Gentile has written for some of the world’s leading publications including the New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today and many others. He has also produced online video reporting for The Times and TIME. He also regularly produces radio reports and has published numerous photos with his work.

He has covered both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, embedding with soldiers on the frontline. His work has also taken him to Nigeria, where he reported on the continuing unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

For four years he was based in Brazil, traveling throughout the region and covering bouts of unrest in Venezuela, Bolivia and Haiti.

He began his international reporting career in the late 1990s when he was based in Cairo, Egypt.

In September 2010, Carmen was shot by a rocket-propelled grenade while reporting on U.S. and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, an experience he chronicles in his book “Kissed by the Taliban.” 

Following a lengthy recovery, he returned to Afghanistan and resumed embed reporting for USA Today and others. For more information, go to:



An interview with me regarding my unusual injury in Afghanistan, which is the basis for my upcoming book "Kissed by the Taliban."


An example of my work in print, video and photos. I also am a radio reporter.

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