2001-January 2011 -- CNN: International correspondent working as on-air correspondent with crew and as one-man band, shooting, editing, transmitting using Digital NewsGathering technology. Reporting across CNN platforms including CNN International, CNN USA, CNN en Espanol and CNN.com
2000-2003 -- Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, US News and World Report: freelance reporter
1996---2000 -- Reuters: international print correspondent based in Bogota.
1995 -- Mexico City Times: national news editor/reporter based in Mexico City.
1994 -- Northampton Evening Telegraph: regional news reporter based in Corby, UK.
1991-1994 -- Lynn News: local news reporter based in Kings Lynn, UK.
1991-1995 -- East Midlands Allied Press (EMAP UK): newspaper apprenticeship qualifying as senior reporter.
1990-1991 -- London School of Economics (LSE): Masters degree in Latin America Politics.
1984-1988 -- Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh: Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in interpreting and translating (Spanish and French).
Spanish fluent spoken and written regular live and packaged reports for broadcast live and in package reports for CNN en Espanol.
French fluent spoken and written.
German basic knowledge.
Penhaul has been based out of Bogota, Colombia since 1996. He has covered Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and Afghanistan. He has covered conflict, natural disaster, business and commodities news.
Iraq -- CNN one-man band embedded with helicopter attack unit and then with air-assault units. Multiple return assignments to Iraq in Bagdad and with combat troops.
Lebanon -- CNN correspondent, camera and editor for two-person shooter/editor DNG team based in Tyre, south Lebanon.
Gaza -- CNN one -man band, attempted entry into Gaza on aid ship that was rammed by Israeli navy, and one of just two CNN teams that entered Gaza before end of hostilities.
Mexico -- multiple CNN and freelance assignments covering drug war and illegal immigration, operating as two-man DNG team in Juarez, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa, Guerrero and the southern border.
Haiti-- multiple CNN assignments covering floods, tornados and the 2010 earthquake. Lead investigative reporter in the case of American missionaries accused of child trafficking.
Chile -- six week assignment as lead reporter on Chile mine disaster and rescue of 33 trapped miners in 2010 also the 2010 earthquake and tsunami.
Afghanistan --CNN assignments in Kabul.
Colombia -- covering the drug trade from all sides; the guerrilla war including reports inside the FARC, ELN rebel forces and right-wing paramilitary death squads; kidnap industry including exclusive 2001 reports with Scottish and Japanese kidnap victims.
Aruba-- lead reporter for CNN USA, CNNi and CNN Headline News covering disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway.
Caribbean -- reporter for CNN USA during annual hurricane season reporting from Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico, and Central America. Also reported aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (New Orleans).
Part of CNN team that won 2006 Peabody awards for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath.
Part of team that won 2007 Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of Lebanon war.
Winner CINE Golden Eagle AWARD (2010) for "La Bestia" half-hour documetary on undocumented immigration from Central America to USA.
Third place in Prix Bayeux des Correspondants de Guerre (2010) for coverage Colombian drug war.
Part of CNN digital newsgathering team that won the IBC Award (2007) for industry innovation in development and use of DNG.
Shortlisted Monte Carlo Television Awards (2010) for "Bloodlines" an inside look at Colombia's cocaine war.