Ehab Al Shihabi's Big Idea

Aspen Institute

Ehab Al Shihabi is executive director for international operations for Al Jazeera and the senior executive in charge of developing Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel slated to launch this year. Al Jazeera America will be headquartered in New York City and will have twelve bureaus in key cities around the United States. In addition to overseeing Al Jazeera America and more than 70 bureaus around the world, Al Shihabi continues to help with expansion efforts in the Balkans and Turkey.