Ahmed Fathi

Managing Editor

Global Affairs & Economic Analyst

Ahmed Fathi, is an American Journalist born in Egypt and based at the United Nations, he is a Global Affairs and Economic Analyst & Managing Editor of American Television News focusing on the underserved niche of multilingual news production in the official U.N. languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian & Spanish)

Brian Pope

Bureau Chief

Los Angeles 

Brian Pope, a writer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist, founded Cognition in early 2015. Pope combines a deliberately unorthodox and progressive business philosophy with a passion for art, film and technology with a lifelong commitment to philanthropy in an effort to make Cognition like no other company before it. His interest in filmmaking and fascination with technologies that fuel media production stem from his early career experience in arms control and as an artist with George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic. In addition to serving as the guiding force behind Cognition, Brian leads Last Rocket Out Pictures, a film and television production company focused on science fiction.

Juan Borrero

Director of Photography


Juan Carlos Borrero Is a professional cinematographer born and raise in Colombia. As a visual story teller the beginning of his career was as a graphic designer. After relocating to the New York area, Borrero has served as cinematographer on documentary films for PBS, Discovery and European networks like Canal Plus, TV5 shooting in the US and around the world.   


Oscar Frasser 

Photo journalist

Oscar Frasser is a professional photographer, cinematographer filmmaker and storyteller with a focus on human rights issues and an expertise in Latin American topics.

Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, he is a long-time New Yorker. Oscar has a Master of Arts in Media Studies and Certificate in Documentary Studies from The New School.  He also holds a Certificate in Filmmaking and Directing from NYU University, a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and an Advertising Degree from La Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia.

Mokhtar Kamel 

Bureau Chief

Washington D.C 

Mokhtar Kamel joined ATN-American Television News as Bureau Chief Washington D.C., Mr. Kamel brings into the job a wealth of experience gained through working as a senior staff at the IMF -International Monetary Fund in Washington for 25 years before retirement and becoming a political and economic analyst.  He is a published writer across the Middle East and Europe with major news organizations such as Aljazeera, RT-Russia Today in both Arabic and English. 

Hany Elgazzar


Lifestyle and Fashion

Hany Elgazzar is an independent video journalist based in Metropolitan New York focusing on life style, fashion and Arab Americans communities. 
Hany's career covered many areas from aviation to fashion to videography in the Middle East and U.S.A. After completing his formal academic studies in law where he graduated from Cairo University before immigrating to the United States.

Marina Shalabi

Global Affairs Analyst

Marina Shalabi is a Master's student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy focusing on Security and Business. Ms. Shalabi's former experience includes extensive work on U.S.-Middle East foreign policy covering politics and security. Ms. Shalabi has experience living and working in the region including Egypt and Morocco working with youth in underserved communities. She is writing her thesis on the role of technology in Countering Violent Extremism. 


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