Amna Nawaz Husband, Salary, Bio, Age, Height, PBS NewsHour, Married, Parents and Net Worth

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Amna Nawaz Biography and Wikipedia

Amna Nawaz is an American journalist, correspondent and columnist currently working as a co-anchor at PBS NewsHour. She also serves as an NBC News and MSNBC contributor. Previously, she worked as an anchor and correspondent at ABC News. Before that, she served as a foreign correspondent and Islamabad Bureau Chief at NBC News.

Amna Nawaz Education

Amna graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics in 2001. She later graduated from the London School of Economics with a master’s degree in comparative politics.

Amna Nawaz Age

How old is Amna? Amna is 44 years old as of 2023. She was born on September 18, 1979, in Virginia, United States of America. Her birthday is always celebrated on September 18th of every year. READ: Nick Schifrin

Amna Nawaz Height and Measurement

Amna stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m) and maintains a body weight of 62 kg.

Amna Nawaz Nationality and Ethnicity

Nawaz holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. She was born and raised in Virginia, United States of America. She belongs to the Asian-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Amna Nawaz Parents| Family

Nawaz is the daughter of (father) Shuja Nawaz and (mother) Seema Nawaz. Her father Shuja was a journalist in Pakistan and was also a brother of Pakistani Army Chief Asif Nawaz Janjua. Details regarding if she has siblings are currently under review.

Amna Nawaz Husband| Married

Who is Amna married to? Amna is happily married to her husband Paul Werdel, a product director at The New York Times. The couple got married officially through a wedding ceremony in 2007. The couple are proud parents of two daughters. The couple currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area. RELATED: Ryan Ahlwardt

Amna Nawaz Children | Daughter

Amna and her husband are proud parents to two daughters whose information is currently not yet in the public domain. However, the family currently resides in the Washington, D.C. Area.

Amna Nawaz Salary

Amna working as a co-anchor at PBS NewsHour and as a contributor at NBC News and MSNBC earns an estimated annual salary ranging from $40,000 – $250,500

Amna Nawaz’s Net Worth

Amna Nawaz is an American journalist, correspondent and columnist with an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Amna Nawaz Awards

Nawaz served as a Fall 2021 Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. Additionally, she holds memberships in prestigious organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Asian American Journalists Association, the South Asian Journalists Association, and the Inter-American Dialogue. RELATED: Courtney Fischer

In 2023, Nawaz garnered recognition as an A100 honoree by Gold House. Her accomplishments include receiving the Vision Award from the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and the Media Award from the Muslim Affairs Public Council in 2022. Furthermore, Nawaz was distinguished with the Excellence in Media Award from the American Muslim Institution in 2018, as well as an Emmy Award for her contribution to the 2009 NBC News Special “Inside the Obama White House.

Amna Nawaz PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz holds the position of co-anchor at PBS NewsHour and also contributes to NBC News and MSNBC. Before her role at PBS NewsHour, Nawaz served as an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, where she anchored breaking news coverage and led the network’s livestream coverage of the 2016 presidential election. Prior to that, she held the positions of foreign correspondent and Islamabad Bureau Chief at NBC News. She also founded and served as the former managing editor of NBC’s Asian America platform, established in 2014 to showcase stories from America’s rapidly growing and diverse population. RELATED: Brooke Taylor

At PBS NewsHour, Nawaz has reported extensively, covering a wide range of topics including politics, immigration, foreign affairs, education, gun violence, criminal justice reform, climate issues, culture, and sports. Over her career, she has covered significant events such as the January 6th U.S. Capitol attacks, the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, as well as the elections and inaugurations of Presidents Joe Biden, Donald J. Trump, and Barack Obama. She has reported on major disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the U.S. war in Afghanistan, in addition to the September 11th attacks.

Nawaz has conducted interviews with numerous heads of state and international leaders, including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. She has also engaged in conversations with various lawmakers and administration officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. Nawaz has expanded her interview portfolio to include notable figures from various industries, such as acclaimed director Ava Duvernay, actor Riz Ahmed, WNBA star Sue Bird, and country singer Reba McEntire.

She received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2023 as part of the NewsHour team for their coverage of the gun violence epidemic in America, which included her on-the-ground reporting of the Uvalde, Texas shooting. In 2022, she was also recognized with a Peabody Award for NewsHour’s coverage of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. RELATED: Chaz Miller

Nawaz previously earned a Peabody Award for her documentary work on “The Plastic Problem” in 2019, which delved into global plastic pollution and related efforts to combat it. She has also produced other documentaries, such as “Raising the Future” in 2021, which focused on America’s childcare crisis, and “Life After Lockup” in 2022, tracking the challenges of re-entry for formerly incarcerated individuals.

In 2020, Nawaz hosted the criminal justice podcast titled “Broken Justice,” which was recognized as a finalist for the Silver Gavel Awards, honoring work that enhances the public’s understanding of the legal system. She also hosted the 2021 podcast series “The Longest Year,” which explored the multifaceted ways in which COVID-19 impacted the lives of Americans.

Beyond her reporting and podcasting roles, Nawaz has hosted three seasons of the primetime PBS series “Beyond the Canvas,” featuring profiles and interviews with prominent artists, musicians, and creators from around the world.

In a historic milestone, Nawaz became the first Asian American and the first Muslim American to moderate a presidential debate in 2019.

During her tenure at ABC News, she hosted the documentary “Roberts County: A Year in the Most Pro-Trump Town,” which followed the lives of four families during President Trump’s first year in office. She also hosted the podcast series “Uncomfortable” for ABC News Radio, engaging in in-depth, one-on-one conversations with thought leaders on the issues dividing America.

Notably, Nawaz’s journalistic bravery shone through when she became the first foreign journalist to gain access to North Waziristan, then known as the global hub of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, all while pregnant with her first daughter during her time at NBC News.