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Hala Gorani

Hala Gorani is a Syrian American journalist and anchor and correspondent for CNN International. 

She was born on March 1, 1970 in Seattle, Washington and is of Syrian descent. Hala has anchored CNN’s Hala Gorani Tonight, she’s been a special war anchor based in Lviv, Ukraine during the Russian Invasion, and has covered the conflict in Syria, the Arab Spring in Jordan and Egypt, earthquakes in Haiti, and Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan in Gaza. 

Before her rise to fame, Hala received a bachelor of science in economics from George Mason University and graduated from the Institut d’etudes Politiques (also known as Sciences Po). 

Throughout her career, Hala’s coverage of the Haiti earthquake for CNN was recognized with a Golden Nymph award and her coverage of gay life in the Middle East earned a nomination for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Award. She also received an Emmy Award for her show’s coverage of “Syria: Gasping for Life in Khan Sheikhoun” and an honorary doctorate from George Mason University.


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