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Fox News Channel Veteran — Once Held Captive for Almost Two Weeks — Calls It Quits

Aug 7, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A veteran newsman at Fox News Channel has decided to call it quits. TVNewser.com reports that one of the cable channel’s stalwarts, foreign correspondent Steve Centanni, is retiring.

Centanni, 68, has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including being embedded with Navy SEALs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, he and his cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen and held captive for 13 days during an episode of violence in Gaza.

He has been with Fox News since it debuted in 1996, after previously working for San Francisco station KRON-TV. In recent years he has been based out of the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau.

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  1. He was a good reporter, but I guess at his age, with the risks of covering news in the middle east growing every day this is a wise and prudent move.

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