Amara Sohn-Walker is a news anchor and an American journalist. She is an anchor for CNN international’s CNN Today alongside Michael Holmes. Amara is fluent in English, Korean and Spanish.
Amara Sohn-Walker Bio: Age, Early Life
Amara Walker’s birthdate was November 30, 1981. Her birthplace was Los Angeles, California. Sagittarius is her zodiac sign.
Amara Sohn-Walker Education Details
Amara Walker was born outside Los Angeles. She was also raised there. She completed her graduation and obtained a double degree in broadcast journalism and political science from the University of Southern California.
Amara Sohn-Walker Career Details
Amara Walker started her career in Palm Spring working at KMIR-TV. She joined WTVJ in Miami, Florida in 2005. There, she worked as a general assignment reporter and a news anchor.
Amara transferred her roles as a news anchor and a general assignment reporter to the Fox-owned WFLD in Chicago, Illinois in 2012 after moving there with her husband.
Walker departed WFLD and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in December 2013 with her husband. There, she joined CNN International.
Amara walker joined CNN in 2013. Since then, she covered many major international breaking news events, she anchored the live coverage of the Israeli Legislative elections in 2015 and also anchored the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tthe death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and the death of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
She anchored both CNN and CNN International’s breaking news coverage in 2014. Also, the Ottawa shootings at the Canadian Parliament, and the first hours of the Lindt Café terror siege in Sidney, Australia.
Amara has anchored many more events some of which are the death of Ariel Sharon, the historic double canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the South Korean ferry disaster, and the referendum in Crimea. Which then led to Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian region. She also went live on the air when the security forces stormed Kiev’s Independence Square, which then led to the crisis in Ukraine.
In July 2012, she transferred her roles to the Fox-owned WFLD in Chicago as a news anchor and general assignment reporter. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in December 2013. There, she joined CNN International. She co-anchors CNN Today together with Michael Holmes as of November 2014.
Correspondent/anchor Amara walker tweeted on her twitter account that she was intimidated and harassed, not once but three times. It was a disturbing incident. She was harassed at Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY) by the citizens as well as the security. She is of Asian American descent. She tweeted that at first, a person of color spoke to her and said: “Ni Hao, Ching Chong” which is a common racial slur and is said in a manner of disrespect.
After that, another person got up to her, without even wearing a mask and started asking whether she speaks English or not. Then he proceeded to yell and curse at her while her producer alerted security. Good people came to her aid as well. But the man did not stop, he continued to escalate his harassment.
And the security, instead of assisting her, then proceeded to insult and intimidate her instead of helping. She tweeted that he got up to her producer and said, “That was not racist! Ok? Asking if he speaks English is not racist, ok?”
Mayor Cantrell and the New Orleans Airport administration tweeted concerns and apologies for the incident. They also stressed that the situation was under critical investigation.During her time on WTVJ, an NBC based station. She covered some major news such as the 2010 Governer’s race in Florida, the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the Capture. She also covered the 2006 NBA championship.
In 2016, she was among the top 20 in 2016 in America. She was ranked 7th among the top 17 CNN women news anchors in 2015. That is why she is a recognized journalist in the United States.
Amara Sohn-Walker Net Worth
Amara walker’s Net Worth is around $1 million as of 2020. She earns a salary of $87 thousand per year.
Amara Sohn-Walker Husband
Amara walker married a handsome plastic surgeon named Thomas Walker in Austria. Amara also speaks Spanish aside from the native English and Korean languages.