Amna Nawaz, an Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist, has a life narrative that may inspire all women. Despite being a Muslim, she married a Christian. She is not like fundamentalist Muslims who forbid their daughters from leaving the house without wearing a burka.
The Virginia native is one of PBS Newshour’s emerging stars who has risen to great heights in her profession. She previously worked as an anchor/reporter for ABC News and hosted the ABC News Radio program “Uncomfortable.” She had worked at NBC News before joining ABC.
She has won numerous honors, including an Emmy Award for her work on the NBC News special “Inside the Obama White House” and a Society for Features Journalism Award. Al Jazeera, PBS, MSNBC, and The Young Turks Network have all featured her work. She has reported from a variety of locations throughout the world, including Syria, Turkey, Colombia, South Africa, and Haiti. She is paid a high wage wherever she travels because of her years of experience in the industry.
Amna Nawaz- Early Life
Amna Nawaz frequently recalls how supportive her parents were of her goals, and how they were always willing to devote their time – organizing and giving back to their community in some way. She was born in the state of Virginia on September 18, 1979. Her father worked as a journalist and anchor in Pakistan, where he covered an English-language news program.
Her father published her crayon-illustrated narrative when she was eight years old, and seeing her work recognized at such a young age inspired her to pursue a career in journalism.
9/11 Transformed Her
She earned a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics from the prestigious London School of Economics and Social Science after finishing her study in politics, philosophy, and economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her journalism career with a year-long fellowship at ABC News Nightline, but she had planned to become a lawyer after completing the program.
But fate had something else in mind for her. She got the chance to examine the 9/11 attacks as part of a Peabody Award-winning team not long after she started her first media company. She became more focused and passionate about journalism at this time in her life since she had realized the importance of accurate information and the intrigue parts of stories.
Amna Nawaz: Career
Nawaz began working for PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) in April 2018 as a correspondent/substitute anchor for PBS hour, an American weekday evening news show. This show is noted for its in-depth analysis of issues and current events and is America’s first hour-long nightly news broadcast.
Prior to joining PBS, she worked at ABC News as an anchor/reporter for the popular podcast series Uncomfortable, as well as at NBC New York as a news associate and subsequently an associate producer. She spent seven years as the Bureau Chief/Correspondent for NBC News in Pakistan throughout her stay there. She also became the Managing Editor and Founding Editor of NBCnews.com’s Asian America vertical in 2014.
Despite the fact that her marriage to American media journalist Paul Wardel defied Muslim conventions by being an inter-racial union, she has been smiling every day since they met.
The 39-year-old journalist from the United States married Paul Werdel 11 years ago. They have two lovely girls who complete their family, so it was clearly a love marriage. The lovely family now resides in Washington, D.C. Her husband works at The New York Times as a Product Director, where he is responsible for the company’s main news offerings on mobile devices.
Amna Nawaz’s Pregnancy and Delivery Story
Hats off to Amna Nawaz for risking her pregnancy to travel to Waziristan, a war-torn region, in 2013. She had to deal with morning sickness and mood swings before working in the conflict zone. She was the first foreign journalist to be allowed into North Waziristan, which lies on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan and is home to Al Qaeda and Taliban militants.
She is, without a doubt, one of the country’s most brave female journalists. She also covered Malala Yusufzai’s assassination by the Taliban, the US raid on Osama bin Laden’s residence, and a series of reports on US drone operations.