Who is Arwa Damon?

Arwa Damon is an American journalist who is a senior international correspondent for CNN, based in Istanbul. She covered the Middle East as a freelance journalist, before joining CNN in 2006. She is also president and founder of INARA, a humanitarian organization that provides medical treatment to refugee children from Syria. She is the granddaughter of Muhsin al-Barazi, ex-prime minister of Syria in 1949.

What is Arwa Damon famous for?

Arwa Damon is best famous for being the senior international correspondent for the CNN news channel network, based in Istanbul since 2006. She is also famous for being the granddaughter of Muhsin al-Barazi, ex-prime minister of Syria in 1949.

Where is Arwa Damon from?

Arwa Damon was born on 19 September 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, US. to an American father, George H. Damon and Syrian mother, Joumana. Her nationality is American, and she belongs to the mixed ethnicity of American and Syrian. Her zodiac is Virgo and her religion is currently not determined. Damon spent her early childhood years in Wayland, Massachusetts. Her sibling's information is currently not available. At the age of six, Damon and her family moved to Morocco. Three years later they moved to Istanbul where her father was a teacher and middle school director at Robert College. They moved to Izmir, Turkey later on. She is growing up speaking languages and became fluent in Arabic, French, Turkish, and English.

At the age of 16, Damon skipped the sixth grade and spent a gap year with her aunt and uncle in Morocco, learning show jumping. She graduated from Robert College at the age of 16. She then attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York where She graduated with honors in 1999 with a double major in French and biology and a minor in international affairs. Before becoming a reporter, Damon worked for a New York-based Turkish textile company.

What is Arwa Damon's career?

She began her journalism career just after the 9/11 attack. She professionally began working at CameraPlanet, a supplier of media content for television newscasts in 2003. She covered the Middle East news for three years, as a freelance producer working with CNN, CNN International, PBS, Fox News, and others,  before joining CNN in February 2006. Damon got huge public attention after she first covered the most thrilling war stories regarding the military invasion and occupation an including the Battle of Najaf and the battle to retake Samarra in 2004, the United States Marine Corps' offensive against insurgents in Fallujah and Operation Steel Curtain in Husaybah near the Syrian border. After that, she actively worked on to cover very hot international topics, that include, the Iraqi elections of the year 2005, the most disturbing reports, the trials and executions of Saddam Hussein, Barzan Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar in January 2007. 

    The Arab Spring from Libya and Egypt in December 2010,  was one of the first journalists to arrive at the scene and recovered slain Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens' diary in 2012, featured a story called Arwa Damon Investigates: Ivory War in 2013, the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping case in April 2014, 2016 Battle of Mosul and the Tham Luang cave rescue case in 2018. In 2019 Damon traveled to Kathmandu in Nepal to report on a spike in fatalities amongst Mount Everest climbers. Similarly, She reported about the significant loss of ice in the Arctic and the importance of the ecosystem. For her magnificent works in journalism, Damon was honored with an Investigative Reporters and Editors' IRE Award for her reporting of the Consulate attack in Benghazi. Damon was part of the CNN team who won the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of News Story – Long Form (Revolution in Egypt: President Mubarak Steps Down). In 2014, she was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award given by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).

Who is Arwa Damon married to?

The energetic and courageous CNN reporter is currently single as of 2020. She has not revealed her personal life in public yet. Even though she is such regular personnel to appear on CNN she has never been spotted for any affairs till now. She is always focused and occupied by her journalism career most of the time. So she is not able to tie knots to any man to date.

What is Arwa Damon's net worth?

Arwa Damon has garnered a big sum of net worth estimated at $3 million as of 2019. Her average salary is still not known. Her major source of income is her regular job as a senior international correspondent at CNN's new network. She has been doing journalism since September 11, 2001. And with such a long hard-working career has paid her off a very lucrative sum. Further information on her cars, houses and other businesses are still under review.

How tall is Arwa Damon?

The CNN senior correspondent, Arwa Damon has a decent height of 5feet 7inches. She has a slim body type and has a balanced weight of 58kg. She has light brown eyes color and long black hair color. Her body measures 34-27-35 inches. She has a straight sexual orientation. Further details on her dress and shoe size are currently under review.