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Amna Nawaz Biography
Amna Nawaz is an American broadcast journalist. Since April 2018, she has been a correspondent and substitute anchor for PBS Newshour. Earlier before joining PBS in April 2018, Nawaz was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News and NBC News.
She anchored election, national political and breaking news coverage from 2015 to 2018 . She has earned herself a number of awards, including an Emmy Award and a Society for Features Journalism award.
Amna Nawaz Age
Amna was born in September 18, 1979 inVirginia (USA)
Amna Nawaz Family
Nawaz was born in Virginia, and her parents were Pakistani. Her father had been a journalist in Pakistan. Nawaz was lucky to have a wonderful family. Every memory she now got is a good one. Climbing trees with her sisters in the front yard or careening down the street, all piled into a wagon. Sliding her feet into her mother’s high heels as she watched her get ready for dinner parties. Sitting on the couch with her my father’s arm around her as they watched the evening news. Her sisters and all trying to talk over each other over a raucous dinner table each night.
She remembers how they traveled for months at a time over the summers. They spent a lot of time together. And they grew up with a sense of community with most of their relatives far away, many of the other first-generation Pakistani-American kids were like family – their mothers and fathers their Aunties and Uncles. Her parents were loving and supportive and consistent, and they showed up – to every play, every away game, every piano recital.
They raised Them to know how lucky They were, and how important it was to leave things a little better than you found them. They told her that she could be whatever she wanted to be. And she wanted to tell stories (well, first I wanted to be a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, but that didn’t work out.) So here is am.
Amna Nawaz Education
Amna earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in politics, philosophy, and economics in 2001. She holds a master’s degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.
She had planned to become a lawyer but after a fellowship at ABC News after college, she shifted to journalism.
Amna Nawaz Wedding | Amna Nawaz Husband
Amna married an American man, a man different from her nationality and different to her religion. She tied the wedding knots with Paul Werdel. The couple has two daughters. Together they have raised their kids to be good, kind, and brave to choose their own career. They have also passed both religions, Islam and Christianity to their children.
Amna Nawaz PBS
Amna joined PBS NewsHour in April 2018 and serves as a national correspondent and primary substitute anchor. She works with Jeffrey Brown and many others. Her reporting as part of a NewsHour series on the global plastic problem in 2019 was the recipient of a Peabody Award.
Amna Nawaz ABC | Amna Nawaz NBC
Amna Nawaz is has been a Correspondent and substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour since April 2018. Earlier before joining the NewsHour, Nawaz was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News where she anchored election, national political and breaking news coverage from 2015 to 2018. She also reported the documentary, “Roberts County: A Year in the Most Pro-Trump Town,” and hosted the podcast series, “Uncomfortable.”
Earlier, she worked at NBC, where her work appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, and MSNBC.com. She was NBC’s Islamabad Bureau Chief and Correspondent for several years, reporting from the Pakistan and Afghanistan region. She was the first foreign journalist allowed inside North Waziristan, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan, entering the global hub of Al Qaeda and Taliban activity, and also covered the Taliban attack on Malala Yusufzai, the US raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, and a series of reports on US drone strikes.
Nawaz was the founder and managing editor for “NBC Asian America” a multi-platform effort designed to elevate the voices and issues of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. She reported for the network’s investigative unit, covering the US housing crisis and the BP oil spill, and also covered such major stories as the election and inauguration of Barack Obama, the earthquake in Haiti, and Hurricane Katrina.
Nawaz Started her career as a Nightline Fellow at ABC News. When the Sept. 11 attacks happened just weeks into her new job, Nawaz was given the opportunity to work on one of the most important news events in recent times, which set the precedent for the rest of her career.
Nawaz received an International Reporting Project fellowship in 2009. She has received a number of awards, including an Emmy Award for the NBC News Special “Inside the Obama White House” and a Society for Features Journalism Award. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
Amna Nawaz Net worth | Salary
Nawaz’s net worth is not yet revealed though due to her work she might her net worth might be in hundred thousand dollars.