Jere Van Dyk is a journalist and author. He is currently a consultant on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaeda for CBS News.
In 2008, Van Dyk was captured and imprisoned by the Taliban in the no-man's-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He tells the story of his 45-day ordeal in his book, Captive (2010).
In 1981, while working as a correspondent for The New York Times, Van Dyk lived with the mujahideen as they battled the Soviet Army. His articles in The New York Times, which included a three-part story in the paper's Sunday magazine, were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He later wrote In Afghanistan, a book on his experiences during that journey. In 2001, Mr. Van Dyk, working as a free-lance correspondent, covered the war in Afghanistan and the murder of Daniel Pearl.
Van Dyk has written for many publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic. He has traveled in Afghanistan and other countries in the region since the 1970s and reported on them for CBS News (both radio and television), CNN, National Public Radio, and other broadcast organizations.
- News Videos for CBS
- "A War of Ugly Images" Toronto Star, October 12, 2004
- "A Noble Calling: Three Cheers for Christian Missionaries" The Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2003
- In Afghanistan (2002)
- Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban
- Jere Van Dyk Discusses Afghanistan
- Jere Van Dyk Interviews Charlayne Hunter-Gault
- Jere Van Dyk Interviews Vali Nasr
- Jere Van Dyk Interviews Milton Viorst
- Jere Van Dyk Interviews Philip Jenkins
- Jere Van Dyk Interviews Joseph Stiglitz
- Interview with Dr. Barnett Rubin
Other Related Resources
- Van Dyk Diary: Khost, Southeast Afghanistan
- Van Dyk Diary: Baluchistan, Pakistan
- ROUNDTABLE: Baluchistan and the War on Terror
- Van Dyk Diary: Kabul, November 2006
- Van Dyk Diary: Islamabad, Karachi, and Peshawar
- Van Dyk Diary: Marrakech, Past and Present
- Van Dyk Diary: Ramadan in Peshawar
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2010