Amna Nawaz Biography and Wiki
Amna Nawaz is an American broadcast journalist working as the Chief correspondent and substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour since joining the station in April 2018. Before joining PBS, she served as an anchor and correspondent at ABC News and NBC News.
In her career, she has received various awards including an Emmy Award and a Society for Features Journalism award.
Amna Nawaz Age
Nawaz is 43 years old as of 2022, she was born on September 18, 1979, in Virginia, USA.
Amna Nawaz Birthday
Nawaz celebrates her birthday on the 18th of September every year.
Amna Nawaz Height
Nawaz stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Amna Nawaz Family and Parents
Nawaz was born in Virginia to Pakistani parents. Her father Shuja Nawaz was a journalist in Pakistan. Shuja is also the brother of Pakistani Army chief Asif Nawaz Janjua. Her mother worked as a homemaker.
Amna Nawaz Education
Nawaz had planned to become a lawyer, but after a fellowship at ABC News, she decided to pursue a career in journalism. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics, where she also co-captained the women’s varsity field hockey team.
She also graduated with honors from the London School of Economics with a master’s degree in comparative politics.
Amna Nawaz Husband and Children
Nawaz is married to her loving husband Paul Werdel. In their marriage, Nawaz and her husband have been blessed with two wonderful daughters.
Amna Nawaz PBS NewsHour Wikipedia
Nawaz began her career at NBC in 2003, eventually moving on to Dateline NBC, where she worked on documentaries. She was a producer with NBC’s investigative unit for Mortgage Crisis Investigations, which was nominated for an Emmy Award for Business & Financial Reporting in 2008.
In 2009, she was awarded an International Reporting Project scholarship. She received a News & Documentary Emmy Award in 2010 for her work on the NBC News series Inside the Obama White House. Later, she worked as a journalist and bureau head for NBC in Islamabad.
Nawaz began working for ABC News in 2015. In 2016 and 2017, she was the anchor of the U.S. election and national politics coverage. She was also the host of the ABC podcast Uncomfortable. Amna began working for PBS in April 2018. She was a journalist for the PBS NewsHour’s 2018 series The Plastic Problem, which won a Peabody Award in 2019.
Nawaz co-moderated a Democratic Party presidential debate in December 2019, making her the first Asian American and Muslim to do so in the United States. She was named Chief Correspondent of the PBS NewsHour in June 2021.
Amna Nawaz Salary
Nawaz receives an annual salary of $69,956 from her career as a news journalist.
Amna Nawaz Net Worth
Nawaz has an estimated net worth of $150,000 as of 2022.