Jane Ferguson was born and schooled in Co. Armagh. The Markethill woman, graduating in the late 2000s, when journalism jobs were scarce, has grasped freelance opportunities in the Middle East and worked for CNN and Al Jazeera English.
She currently lives in Beirut, reporting for PBS NewsHour.
Listen to the podcast above as Jane explains what it’s like to be a reporter in the Middle East and how incredibly lucky she is.
“If you’re interested in travel and current affairs, and you like to meet people, and if you’re really, really interesting in connecting with people around the world I don’t think there’s a better job than this. I’m incredibly lucky.”
Watch: Jane Ferguson reports from Kabul