As an international correspondent, Josh Rushing has hosted and produced programs all over the world--from war-torn Iraq to drug-fueled Colombia to bomb-laden Laos. Throughout the last year, the Texas native has circled the globe filming a series about war that debuted on Al Jazeera English in December 2008.
Rushing released his first book in 2007, Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World, published by Palgrave-MacMillan. 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. Unbeknownst to him, 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 across the world.
Rushing was selected by the Bertelsmann Foundation and German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) as one of 30 emerging American and European leaders in foreign policy to participate in the 2008 Transatlantic Young Leaders Conference in Lake Como, Italy.
Every major news outlet has covered Rushing's career: The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, The O'Reilly Factor, NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered, Fast Company magazine (cover), GQ, the LA Times (front page), USA Today (front page), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and countless more.