Journalist held in Syria freed after almost 2 years


ALLOF THE UPDATES ON AIR AND ON WCVB.COM AND SIGN UP FOR ALERTS SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR SMARTPHONE. NEW AT 6:00, SPEAKING OUT. THE FAMILY OF THIS MASSACHUSETTS JOURNALIST FREED IN SEARE BREAKING THEIR SILENCE. THEO CURTIS WAS RELEASED YESTERDAY AFTER TWO YEARS IN CAPTIVITY. RHONDELLA RICHARDSON REPORTS FROM CAMBRIDGE WHERE THE FAMILY IS ANXIOUSLY AWAITING HIS RETURN HOME. I WILL GIVE HIM A BIG HUG AND I WILL PROBABLY CRY AND HE WILL PROBABLY CRY. YEAH. AT THE CAMBRIDGE HOME OF THEO CURTIS’ MOTHER IS WHERE ONE NEIGHBOR DROPPED OFF A CARD. HIS MOTHER SAYS HER 45-YEAR-OLD SON IS IN GOOD HEALTH. THE FAMILY IS NOW FOCUS ON THE OTHER HOSTAGES. NOW THAT THEO IS SAFE, IT IS ON THE OTHER FAMILIES AND ON THE WONDERFUL FOLEYS AND THE HOSTAGES THAT ARE STILL HELD AND THEIR FAMILIES. CURTIS PICTURED HERE IN VERMONT MOST RECENTLY LIVED THERE. HE IS A 1991 LIBERAL STUDIES GRADUATE FROM MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE. HE RECEIVED A DOCTORATE FROM UMASS AMHERST. IN 2011 HE WROTE A BOOK TITLED “UNDER UNDERCOVER MUSLIM THE JOURNEY INTO YEMEN .” WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE? AWFUL. I’M JUST THANKFUL. THAT WAS RONALD REAGAN RHON RHONDELLA RICHARDSONREPORTING.

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