Amna Nawaz Biography

Amna Nawaz an American broadcast journalist working as a correspondent and substitute anchor for PBS Newshour of April 2018. She previously worked as an anchor and correspondent at ABC News and NBC News.

She as well anchored election, national political and breaking news coverage from 2015 to 2018 . She earned awards, including an Emmy Award and a Society for Features Journalism award.

Amna Nawaz Age

Amna was born on September 18, 1979, in Virginia, the United States.

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Amna Nawaz 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 and Salary

Amna estimated net worth is under review.

Amna Nawaz Education

Amna enrolled and later earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in politics, philosophy, and economics in 2001. She as well earned a master’s degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. She wanted to a lawyer but after a fellowship at ABC News after college, she shifted to journalism.

Amna Nawaz Height and Weight

Amna stands tall at an average height and has a moderate weight. S

Amna Nawaz Family

Nawaz father worked as a journalist in Pakistan. 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.

Amna Nawaz Husband

Amna is a married to Paul Werdel. The pair has two daughters and 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 NewsHour

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.

 

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