Peabody and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Amna Nawaz currently serves as Chief Correspondent and primary substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour, where her diligent reporting and skillful moderation have shaped coverage of some of the most important events in recent history. Amna’s portfolio is broad, delving into politics, foreign affairs, education, climate change, culture and sports to great acclaim, with her NBC News Special ‘Inside the Obama Whitehouse’ earning her an Emmy Award. From her distinguished position as NBC’s Islamabad Bureau Chief & Correspondent to her Peabody Award-winning work for NewsHour’s ‘Global Plastic Problem’, Amna’s signature thoughtful and thorough analysis establish her as one of the foremost voices in journalism today.
Leading notable panels such as the Aspen Ideas Festival and the RespectAbility #ADA30 Summit 2020, Amna’s insightful moderation elevates conversations. In a ground-breaking moment, Amna co-moderated a 2019 Democratic Primary Debate, becoming the first Asian American and first Muslim American to do so. She has interviewed international newsmakers, influential voices in the arts, and travelled from border towns to Appalachia covering vital issues and enriching national and international dialogue.
Amna’s work has appeared on ABC News, Nightline, NBC News, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, and MSNBC.com. While at ABC News, Amna hosted their podcast Uncomfortable, featuring hard-hitting conversations with influential American thought-leaders.