“Miracle on the Hudson” Preempts Gaza Coverage

ABC News’ N.J. Burkett twittered that all of his stories since Thursday have been preempted by the Hudson River plane crash in Manhattan.

“The plane crash has pre-empted all of my stories since Thursday. Making plans to leave Israel for NYC,” he twittered 10 hours ago.

ABC News reports that the New Jersey native is the only local reporter on the Gaza-Egypt border covering the crisis.

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About Rima Abdelkader

Rima Abdelkader is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. She previously worked as a print journalist at the United Nations covering the U.N. and international affairs. Prior to working at the U.N., Rima interned for NBC, CNN's Diplomatic License with host Richard Roth and with MediaGlobal at the United Nations. Rima is an active member of the student affairs committee of the New York Women in Communications and a student liaison officer of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association. She received her B.B.A. in Marketing with a specialization in Management and Political Science at Pace University magna cum laude and gave the commencement address at her graduation. In her last year at Pace, she spent her spring break in the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans assisting with the rebuilding effort and gave a report back on the WB11 Morning News in NY. She can be reached at [email protected]

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