Arwa Damon Biography
Arwa Damon is a renowned American journalist currently serving as a senior international correspondent for CNN, based in Istanbul, Turkey. Begining in 2003, Arwa worked as a freelance journalist covering news in the Middle East through 2016 when she joined CNN.
Damon is the founder and president of INARA, a humanitarian organization that gives medical treatment to refugee children from Syria.
Arwa Damon Age|Birthday
Damon was born on September 19, 1977, in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America. She is 43 years old as of September 2021. In addition, she celebrates her birthday every 19th day of September and her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Arwa Damon Family|Parents
Damon was born to an American father and a Syrian mother where she spent her early years in Wayland, Massachusetts, the United States. She is the noble granddaughter of Muhsin al-Barazi, the former Syrian Kurd prime minister of Syria.
Her father, George H. Damon was a teacher and middle school director at Robert College, in Istanbul, Turkey. Her mother’s name is Joumana Damon.
Arwa Damon Education
Arwa skipped a sixth grade and graduated from Robert College at the age of 16. She then headed to Morocco where she spent a gap year with her aunt and uncle learning show jumping.
Damon then relocated to the United States of America to join Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. From the college, she graduated in 1999 with a double major in French and Biology and a minor in International affairs.
From her diverse upbringing, Arwa is fluent in French, Arabic, Turkish, and English.
Arwa Damon Career
Damon started her work at CameraPlanet, a renowned supplier of media content for television newscasts, working to get correspondent Peter Arnett’s team into pre-war Iraq. For three consecutive years, she worked in the Middle East as a freelance producer for CNN, CNN International, PBS, Fox News, and other broadcast stations. She also worked in a New York-Based Turkish textile company.
In February 2006, Arwa joined CNN in its Baghdad headquarters and was based in Iraq for seven consecutive years. During her stay, she covered several notable stories such as the battle of Fallujah, the execution of Saddam Hussein, the first national election of Iraq, and the collapse of the Ba’ath regime.
In 2010, Arwa covered the Arab Spring, the uprising in Libya, and Eqypt. Later in 2012, she is noted as one of the first journalists to arrive at the scene of the Benghazi attack, reporting its current scene and its aftermath.
Damon covered a personal diary of slain Ambassador Christoper Stevens from the scene which further laid light on the truth on the attack. She later traveled to West Africa to follow the pursuing of Boko Haram, a group that kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school in Chibok.
In 2019, Damon traveled to Kathmandu in Nepal to report on a spike in facilities amongst Mount Everest climbers. Later on, Damon traveled with Greenpeace to the Arctic. She reported on the significant loss of ice at the poles and its role in the whole ecosystem of the earth.
Arwa Damon Husband|Married
Damon has never been married. From her own perspective, Arwa has no time for dating. However, we will update any information regarding her dating once we get any leads. thank you for choosing oneworldinformation.com.
Arwa Damon Net Worth
As of 2021, Damon is estimated at a net worth of $3 million.