Josh Rushing co-hosts Fault Lines, the flagship current affairs program about the Americas on Al Jazeera English.
As an international correspondent, Rushing has hosted and produced programs all over the world, from war-torn Iraq to drug-fueled Colombia to bomb-laden Laos. In 2009, Rushing's coverage tackled issues such as the criminalization of the mentally ill in America and the rise of dominionist Christians in the U.S. military. Multiple trips to Afghanistan saw him embedded with U.S. Marines in the Helmand Province on the eve of Afghanistan's historic national elections, and later on, in the Wardak Province, he challenged reports that the Taliban's control had reached the gates of Kabul.
Rushing released his first book in 2007, Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World. The book blends his personal story with a unique behind-the-scenes look into the controversial Al Jazeera broadcast networks.
A former U.S. Marine captain with 15 years of service, Rushing served as a spokesperson at Central Command in Doha, Qatar, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. An independent film, Control Room, captured his efforts to communicate the American message on Al Jazeera. The documentary debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 and enjoyed theatrical release around the world.
Every major news outlet has covered Rushing's career, including The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, The O'Reilly Factor, NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered, Fast Company magazine, GQ, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Rushing has three sons, one daughter, and a very understanding wife.