reported on many top stories for NBC and served as White House correspondent,
Weekend Today anchor and field reporter. In a career that
spanned nearly 20 years Bloom covered many top stories for NBC News,
most recently reporting from Israel on the escalating violence in
the Middle East and from the United States on home-front security
and the recovery efforts at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath
In his most recent assignment while travelling with the 2nd Battalion,
315 Mechanised Unit of the US Armyís 3rd Infantry Division in its
push toward Baghdad. Bloom broadcast live reports as the American
armoured column he was traveling with fought its way north through
the Iraqi desert.
Bloom and the crew covered the war on a specially modified M-88
tank recovery vehicle that allowed them to file live reports during
the divisionís campaign from Kuwait to the outskirts of Baghdad.
Bloomís reports from Iraq for NBC News, MSNBC TV and MSNBC.com drew
attention to him and his news organization.
Paying tribute to Bloom NBC's VP network news operations Stacy
Brady said, "He was very involved in the whole process. Just
from his reporting experience, he added in a lot of requirements
or needs that he thought would be essential for this to work."