Cal Perry is an international correspondent based in Jerusalem. Perry served as CNN bureau chief in Baghdad, Iraq and Beirut, Lebanon. He has covered the wars in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, and in conflict zones across Europe and Asia. As CNN liaison for the Middle East and CNN’s bureau chief in Lebanon, Perry conducted a series of first-time interviews: with the head of the Hamas political bureau, Khalid Meshaal, Syrian President Bashar al- Assad, Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad, and former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Since joining Al Jazeera, he's covered events across the Middle East from the conflict in Syria from Damascus, to the war in Libya from Benghazi. Perry received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for his reporting on the Israel-Lebanon War (2007). Perry has also garnered several Emmy awards and he was the recipient of the CINE Award as the creator, director and producer of “Combat Hospital," which he filmed during his time in Iraq.