Building Trust in the Media
Broadcast journalist Amna Nawaz is a passionate advocate for trust in the media and uses her role as co-anchor of PBS NewsHour and her platform to build trust and credibility with audiences. With her broad experience in both international reporting and going in-depth on stories from around the country, Amna offers insights about the current challenges with the rise in misinformation and disinformation, how this will impact politics and businesses, and the role we can play in affirming the value and necessity for reliable journalism.
What it Means to Be the First: A Conversation with Amna Nawaz
In this profound and uplifting conversation, award-winning journalist Amna Nawaz shares the highlight and challenges from her extraordinary career, which has included many ‘firsts’. Amna was the first Asian American and first Muslim American to moderate a presidential debate, and now serves as the co-anchor of the prestigious PBS NewsHour broadcast. Bringing an unrivalled depth and breadth of experience in national and international reporting and a passion for serving and expanding her audience, Amna offers an unforgettable conversation that will resonate with any audience.
Foreign Policy & Impacts on National Security
Co-anchor of PBS NewsHour Amna Nawaz has reported from the White House, across the country, and around the world, and she brings clarity and makes connections between foreign affairs and national security in this riveting talk. Amna has interviewed heads of state and international leaders including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, and offers incisive commentary on the world’s headlines – and what they mean for U.S. politics and business.
All Eyes on Election 2024
Award-winning journalist Amna Nawaz is the trusted voice Americans turn to throughout the election cycle for a clear understanding of the issues at stake – and the impact on the American people. Amna made history as the first Asian American and the first Muslim American to moderate a presidential debate, and now as co-anchor for PBS NewsHour is uniquely positioned to offer a robust analysis of where American is headed in 2024 and beyond.
Moderation for Panels That Make an Impact
Esteemed journalist Amna Nawaz offers skillful moderation for your next panel, shaping the conversation with incisive commentary and insightful questions. Having moderated for The Atlantic Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Security Forum, and a 2019 presidential debate, Amna has been at the center of impactful and balanced conversations that make a lasting impact with audiences of all kinds.
Women Making History: Journalist Amna Nawaz paves the way
Co-host of PBS NewsHour AMNA NAWAZ smashes glass ceilings. The widely respected journalist happens to be the first Muslim-American to anchor a nationally broadcasted news program, as well as the first Asian American and the first Muslim American to moderate a presidential debate. Nawaz has been recognized for her work with Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies’ Vision Award and the Media Award from the Muslim Affairs Public Council’s Media Award in 2022. She was previously honored with the American Muslim Institution’s Excellence in Media Award in 2018. She told The 19th, “There was just never anyone like me in this kind of role… There’s still a lot of work to be done when it comes to newsrooms and news organizations accurately representing the same audiences and communities we are meant to be serving.”
From disagreeing with President Biden’s pronunciation of Afghanistan to covering ongoing conflict in the Middle East head-on, Nawaz is a brave, unapologetic professional, tackling tough issues through her reporting and hard-hitting interviews. Nawaz presents a stunning example of empowerment through action. In a profile for Science Magazine, Nawaz says, “I bring my whole self to this job because that is the best way that I know how to practice my journalism.”
Award-winning broadcast journalist Amna Nawaz addresses AI head-on
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist AMNA NAWAZ reports on the foremost issues of today, all of which are impacted by emerging generative AI technology. The PBS NewsHour co-host addresses AI with complementary topics such as politics, foreign affairs, education, culture, and art. In a PBS NewsHour episode with Jeffrey Brown, she facilitates the great AI debate: “It's now part of our conversations about education and politics and social media… Programs that generate art using A.I. are widely available to the public and are skyrocketing in popularity.”
A gifted interviewer, Nawaz moderates a constructive conversation revolving around AI as a tool, considering its potential consequences. Whether as a moderator or participant, Nawaz’s AI conversations leave no topical stone unturned. She explores the technology revolution, possible approaches for business leaders, and how to best implement technology to aid humanity. Join Nawaz for an enlightening discussion on the impacts of AI from her journalistic perspective.
PBS NewsHour with Amna Nawaz has an audience that is growing and skewing younger, answering a need for credible journalism in the face of disinformation
In a landscape that has shifted dramatically and continues to do so, AMNA NAWAZ stands out as a trustworthy voice for a growing audience. Now serving as co-anchor for the prestigious PBS NewsHour program, Amna shared her perspective on the rise of misinformation and disinformation in an interview with Forbes. Her guiding principle is simple: “Regardless of your platform or outlet, the answer for bad information out there is more good information. That’s at the center of everything we do.” The impact of ‘good journalism’, as Amna calls it, is tangible – PBS NewsHour boasts nearly 3M viewers each night and many more catch up later online as the broadcast’s YouTube audience continues to grow.
Amna took on the role of co-anchor at the beginning of 2023, marking a new chapter for the broadcast (which had been solo-anchored by Judy Woodruff since 2016) and an important moment in news media as the nation prepares for the 2024 election cycle. On being named co-anchor, Amna said: “It’s never been more important for people to have access to news and information they trust, and the entire NewsHour team strives relentlessly towards that goal every day.” Amna is a gifted speaker and skilled moderator with expertise in foreign affairs, an insider’s understanding of Washington politics, and a passion for bringing impactful news and conversations to her audience.
Award-winning journalist Amna Nawaz shares lessons on bringing your whole self to work that resonate with any audience
For Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist AMNA NAWAZ, her illustrious career in national and international reporting has included many ‘firsts’. Now serving as co-anchor for the prestigious PBS NewsHour broadcast, Amna made history as the first Asian American and first Muslim American to moderate a presidential debate back in 2019. In a compelling interview with The 19th, Nawaz shared: “When you come up through a career like mine when so often you are “the only” in the room — whether that’s woman or person of color or anything — when you get in that room, you think a lot about who is still not in that room with you. You have to think to yourself, ‘Who am I asking questions on behalf of, who is not here to voice their own opinions and questions and concerns themselves?’ That attitude has deeply informed my journalism.”
Amna joined Washington Post Live for an incisive and inspirational conversation on journalism, identity, and representation, sharing highlights and challenges from her career. “And I think one of the best things about journalism… is that we have newsrooms that better reflect the public we are meant to be serving every day. And that will only make the work that we do better." A sought-after speaker and panel moderator, Amna’s perspective has shaped some of the most important conversations happening today, including The Atlantic Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Security Forum, presidential debates, and nightly news.