John McKenzie is the former chief medical correspondent for ABC News. He has now started a production company to highlight inspiring projects in the developing world.
McKenzie covered all forms of domestic and international stories for ABC News. He was among the first journalists deployed to cover the U.S. invasion of Panama and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
In addition to appearing regularly on World News, he provided reports for Nightline and was a substitute anchor for World News This Morning and the news segments of Good Morning America.
McKenzie joined ABC News in 1980 to open the network's bureau in Warsaw, where he covered the start of the Solidarity Movement. With the Soviet Union threatening to invade Poland, McKenzie filed daily reports to all ABC News programs. He later became a roving foreign correspondent for the network, working for months at a time in Beirut, Moscow, Tokyo and London.
McKenzie covered such stories as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Iran hostage crisis and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. He has worked throughout Europe, the Middle East and Far East, as well as from several African and South American countries.
A native of Montreal, McKenzie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University.