Amjad M. Tadros is both award-winning investigative journalist and an entrepreneur. He is the Middle East Producer for CBS News, managing the network's coverage and operations in the region since 1990. He is the recipient of multiple international awards including three Emmy's in Investigative Journalism and two Alfred Dupont Award's for excellence by the University of Columbia in New York. He is also a co-recipient of the Peabody award in 2008. Most recently, in 2017, he was awarded a third Emmy for a piece on the Syrian Civil Defense “The White Helmets” and 2016 another Emmy for an investigative story on the chemical gas attacks in Syria for CBS News’ 60 Minutes.
He has also successfully founded and managed more than half a dozen regional businesses in the diverse fields of digital media, communications, advertising, food production, and security and logistics.
In 1992, he founded Action Global Communications - Jordan, the country's first media and public relations firm. Throughout its history, Action served a number of international clients including Coca-Cola and British Airways and expanded its business to the West Bank and later Iraq.
In 2003, he founded Diyar Outdoor, Iraq's leading outdoor advertising company, which boasts a presence in fourteen cities across the country.
In 2006, he founded ShooFeeTV, the first digital television guide for the Arab World. ShooFeeTV was launched in 2008 on the web, and quickly expanded its program listings to newspapers, IPTV and mobile devices. Hundreds of Arabic satellite channels are now centralized into one hub where Arabic-speakers can finally figure out what is on television and when. The television guide business was later acquired by What's on India.
In 2013, he co-founded Syria Direct, a non-profit media and training organization covering the Syrian civil war by providing impartial news and training for aspiring Syrian journalists. In 2017, SyriaDirect was named a 2017 Laureate for the tenth annual The McNulty Prize.
Amjad Tadros holds an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London. He is also a member on the inaugural class of the Middle East Leadership Initiative at the Aspen Institute and serves as a mentor at Oasis 500 and Endeavor Jordan.