Amara Walker Biography
Amara Walker is a renowned American journalist currently working as a news correspondent and fill-in anchor for CNN U.S. since 2009. Walker previously anchored CNN International’s CNN Today alongside Michael Holmes. Amara is a proud graduate of the University of Southern California where she received her double degree in broadcast journalism and political science.
After her graduation, Amara joined KMIR 6 News TV, an NBC affiliate station where she served as an anchor and reporter. After working for the station for several years, she moved to WTVJ in Miami, Florida. At WTVJ, Amara served as a news anchor and general assignment reporter.
Walker then joined WFLD, the Fox affiliate in Chicago as a news anchor and general assignment reporter, after relocating there with her husband. In December 2013, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, and joined CNN International.
Amara Walker Age
How old is Amara Walker? Amara is 42 years old as of 2023. She was born on November 30, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. In addition, Amara celebrates her birthday on November 30th every year.
Amara Walker Husband
Walker is married to her longtime boyfriend Thomas Walker, a renowned surgeon. They tied their know in Austria and have not yet shared any information regarding their children. We promise to update you once the information is available.
Amara Walker Family
Walker is a Korean-American who was born in Los Angeles, California and raised outside Los Angeles. However, she has not disclosed any information regarding her parents and siblings. We promise to update you once the information is available.
Amara Walker Height
Walker stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) tall and weighs 62 Kg. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Amara Walker Career
Walker has been co-anchoring CNN Today with Michael Holmes since November 2014. She was a member of the election night team that covered the tumultuous 2020 Presidential election as well as the Georgia Senate race. She detailed former President Trump’s persistent attacks on Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, falsely accusing her of fraud. Her subsequent reporting focused on the probes into Trump’s phone conversation to Secretary of State John Kerry pressing her to “find” more votes after he lost to President Joe Biden.
She also served as the network’s anchor for coverage of the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela, as well as large-scale protests in Hong Kong in June 2019 against a controversial extradition bill, directing the network’s rolling coverage of protesters storming the city’s Legislative Council building. Walker was also live on the radio when the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was destroyed by fire in April 2019.
Other major live events Walker has covered include the 2016 truck terrorist attacks in Nice, France, and the Berlin Christmas market, the 2017 La Rambla van attack in Barcelona, the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, the 2015 deaths of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the death of Ariel Sharon, the South Korean Sewol ferry disaster, the historic double canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, and the search for missing Malaysian students.
She was also live on the air as security troops invaded Kiev’s Independence Square, sparking the Ukrainian crisis. Walker oversaw CNN’s initial coverage of the shootings at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa in 2014, which was simulcast on CNN and CNN international. Walker also received an Emmy nomination for her live coverage of the Manchester Arena bombing during an Ariana Grande concert in 2017.
Amara Walker Net Worth
Walker has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a broadcast journalist.
Amara Walker Salary
Walker earns an approximate annual salary of between $33,774 – $110,521 from her current job at CNN.