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Amna Nawaz

2021 Speaker

AMNA NAWAZ joined PBS NewsHour in April 2018, and currently serves as chief correspondent. Prior to joining the NewsHour, Nawaz was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, and before that, she served as a foreign correspondent at NBC News. At the NewsHour, Nawaz has reported on politics, foreign affairs, education, climate change, culture, and sports. She has interviewed international newsmakers, lawmakers, and Trump administration officials. In 2019, her reporting as part of a NewsHour series on the global plastic problem was the recipient of a Peabody Award. While at ABC News, Nawaz reported the documentary, Roberts County: A Year in the Most Pro-Trump Town, following four families’ lives over President Trump’s first year in office, and hosted the podcast series, Uncomfortable, featuring in-depth, one-on-one conversations with thought leaders on the issues dividing America. Earlier, at NBC News, her work appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, and She was NBC’s Islamabad bureau chief and correspondent for several years. She began her career as a Nightline fellow at ABC News. Nawaz has also been honored with an Emmy Award for the NBC News Special Inside the Obama White House, a Society for Features Journalism Award, and was a recipient of the International Reporting Project fellowship in 2009. @iamamnanawaz