Arwa Damon is a daring and excellent news correspondent of CNN, born on 19 September 1977 to American-academic father Dr. George H. Damon and Syrian mother Joumana. She is the granddaughter of former Syrian prime minister Dr. Mohsin-al-Barazi, executed in 1949.
Damon is a senior international correspondent of CNN based in Beirut currently, reporting from Jakarta and Bagdad before. She covers stories from Lebanon too, at present.
- Birthday: September 19, 1977 (age 41 years)
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Arab-American
- Profession: Correspondent
Arwa Damon Family
Arwa Damon hasn’t married and is appreciating her single life. Very much passionate about her work, she interprets herself to have no time for dating and boyfriend.
- Husband: N/A
- Parents: Joumana Damon and George H. Damon, Jr
- Children: N/A
- Marital Status: N/A
Damon attended Robert College in Turkey for her high school and then graduated from Skidmore College, New York with a double major in French and Biology and minor in international affairs.
Grown-up speaking four languages; Arabic, French, Turkish, and English, this brilliant woman thought of being a vet, at the beginning. With no clear vision of what she wanted to do with her life, she joined a textile manufacturing company.
Because of her fearless and daring attitude which she claims to be inherited from her grandmother and the differences between east and west after 9/11 mishap, she stepped in the field of journalism.
Arwa Damon Height and Measurements
Arwa Damon has a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) followed by body measurements of 34-27-35 inches.
- Height: 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
- Body Measurements: 34-27-35 inches
- Plastic surgery: N/A
- Weight: N/A
Generally dressed in black, she admits her love for colors but prefers dark shades more as it suits her job.
Highly appreciated for her slender body carried on long and tender legs, her viewers are mesmerized by her alluring gesture of presentation.
Arwa Damon TV shows: International Desk
At the very beginning, she worked as a freelance contract reporter in CameraPlanet. She also contributed her talent in different news networks like PBS, Fox News Channel and CNN and many more.
During her tenure with these channels, she covered stories in the war zone in the Middle East establishing herself as one of the best war news reporters.
- 2003-2010: She covered various wars including third Iraq war.
- 2006: She joined CNN.
- 2014- Present: She has covered International military intervention against ISIL multiple times.
- 2018: She covered the Tham Luang cave rescue.
With the outstandingly careful ability of hers to tackle with risks and dangerous situation, she has covered up strong stories like that of Sunni Extremist; a Muslim community issue, of Bagdad and also the battles of Samarra and Fallujah.
Her joining of CNN in 2006, got her involved in various other stories like that of US Army’s battle in Najaf,2010 Iraq election, Red-shirt Anti-government protest of Thailand and also the interview of Pilipino President Benigno Aquino.
She also revealed the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein. More admiringly, she covered the biggest responded issue of CNN.com till date.
She featured a five-year-old Iraqi boy who was brutally burnt. The boy received medical treatment in the US and Iraq trembled by its recent history, horror of death and nonlessening number of nameless victims.
She is the first reporter ever to cover up the story of Khamiya women’s prison. Her fluency over different languages added her assets for her work.
She was also the active reporter of H1N1 flu virus issue, deforestation and inevitable threat of wild species extinction, during her assignment in Indonesia.
She was the one to report Egyptian protest against President Mubarak and protest against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Traveling a lot for her work to different places, Damon now is based in Beirut and covers the story of Lebanon and Iraq.
Currently, she is the president and founder of INARA which is an organization that serves as a humanitarian aid for the medical treatment for the children of Syria.
Arwa Damon Net Worth and Salary
Arwa Damon has amassed herself with a staggering net worth of $3 million.
- Net Worth: $3 million
- Salary: N/A
She is honored with 2012 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story- Long Form and nominated for 2009 Emmy Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.
Damon is one of the famous names running worldwide, no matter for whichever reason; because of her fearlessness, confidence and resourceful reporting or because of her disclosure of diary of the American ambassador in Libya.
With all her compassion and labor for her work, this 41-year-old hot reporter has tarnished her feet in the world of journalism, is quite followed in twitter and much read in the wiki.