Amna Nawaz Biography
A native of Virginia, U.S., Amna Nawaz is an American journalist. She is a correspondent for PBS NewsHour.
Prior to joining PBS, Nawaz worked as a national correspondent for NBC News. She also worked as an anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera America.
Amna Nawaz Age
Nawaz was born on September 18, 1979, in Virginia, U.S. She is 43 years old as of 2022.
Amna Nawaz Family
Nawaz was born to Pakistani parents. Her father, Shuja Nawaz, was a journalist in Pakistan. He is also the brother of former Pakistani Army Chief, Asif Nawaz Janjua.
Amna Nawaz Husband
Nawaz is married to Paul Werdel, an American journalist as well. The couple got married in 2007 and have two children together.
Amna Nawaz Children – Daughters
Nawaz and her husband Paul Werdel, have two children together, both girls. The family resides in Washington D.C.
Amna Nawaz Religion
Nawaz is Muslim and a first-generation American. Her parents emigrated from Pakistan.
Amna Nawaz Height
Nawaz stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Amna Nawaz PBS NewsHour
Nawaz joined PBS NewsHour in April 2018. She contributed to their 2018 series “The Plastic Problem,” which won a Peabody Award in 2019.
She was named PBS NewsHour’s Chief Correspondent in June 2021. Since January 2023, she has co-anchored PBS NewsHour alongside Geoff Bennett, taking over for Judy Woodruff.
Amna began her journalism career at NBC in 2003 and later became part of Dateline NBC where she worked on documentaries. At NBC’s investigative unit, she was a producer of the Mortgage Crisis Investigations; which was nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award in Business and Financial Reporting.
In 2009, Nawaz received an International Reporting Project fellowship. In 2010, she won a News and Documentary Emmy Award for her work on the NBC News special, “Inside the Obama White House.” She later served as a correspondent and bureau chief at NBC’s Islamabad bureau.
Nawaz joined ABC News in 2015 where she anchored the 2016 and 2017 U.S. elections and national political coverage. She also hosted the ABC podcast series “Uncomfortable.”
In December 2019, Nawaz made history as the first Asian American and Muslim to moderate a U.S. Presidential debate when she co-moderated a Democratic Party Presidential debate.
She is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue, a think tank based in Washington D.C.
Amna Nawaz Salary
Nawaz earns an estimated salary of $87,105 per year.
Amna Nawaz Net worth
Nawaz has an estimated net worth of around $2 million.