A top war reporter on CNN, Arwa has little time for herself but all the time for her network. She remains a top global correspondent and has some interesting facts about her life you’ll want to check out below;
Arwa Damon Bio: Wiki, Age, Early Life
Arwa Damon is an American journalist and international correspondent born in Boston, MA. Damon is currently 42. She works for the Cable News Network (CNN) and is currently stationed in Istanbul.
Arwa Damon Education Details
She received her early education from Robert College, and furthered her studies at Skidmore College bagging a BA in French, Biology, and International Affairs.
Arwa Damon Career Details
At the beginning of Arwa’s career, she started off working in a Turkish textile firm. Her career in journalism began after 9/11 when she decided to become a freelance journo and shed more light on the then largely unknown culture of the Middle East.
When the Iraq War broke out, Damon moved to Baghdad covering news for three years (2003 – 2005).
Arwa was approached by CNN in 2006 and joined its Baghdad office that same year. Damon reported for CNN inside Iraq through the war’s duration and captured many major stories.
Damon covered Saddam Hussein’s capture, Ba’ath party collapse, and the country’s first election.
After her time covering major events in Iraq, she moved onto reporting unfolding events during the Arab Spring. Her main reporting points were in Egypt and Libya which saw the fall of Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi’s regimes in both countries.
Damon also covered the 2012 US Embassy attack in Benghazi and was among earliest respondents to the scene. She’s credited with recovering late Ambassador Chris Stevens’ diary which shed more light on the attack.
Arwa moved from North Africa to West Africa covering the events of the Boko Haram abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, North Eastern Nigeria.
She’s noted for covering events unfolding in war-torn environments and monitored the happenings around the rise of ISIS and spiraling conflict in Iraq and Syria.
Damon has also reported numerous stories over her time at CNN in recent years, but also found out time to launch the INARA Foundation in 2015. Her foundation provides medical supplies for wounded children in the Syrian war.
She has also received numerous awards among which are an IRE Award, an Emmy, and an IWMF Courage in Journalism Award.
Arwa Damon Net Worth
Damon is currently worth $3 million. Most of her worth is attributed to her long stay at CNN which currently spans over a decade.
Arwa Damon Dating History
There’s no info on Damon’s love life in public glare at the moment. She’s regarded as a very busy journalist with little time for personal life matters.
Whether she’s dating or not remains unknown. But she’s credited with commenting “I have no time to date” throwing more light on her relationship status.
Is Arwa Damon Lesbian Or Dating Boyfriend?
The sexual orientation of Damon remains unknown too! She has successfully managed to keep her personal life out of the limelight throughout her career.
So no one really knows if she has a boyfriend, or girlfriend.
Arwa Damon Husband
There’s no word on Arwa Damon being married. She’s mostly on the go for CNN and seems to be truly single.
Arwa Damon Parents
Arwa was born to George H. and Joumanna Damon. Her father is a retired school teacher and middle school director at Robert College.
rwa’s mother, Joumanna Barazi-Damon, is the daughter of Muhsin Al – Barazi who was assassinated in the late ‘40s.
Damon’s parents gave her and a younger sister, Mawadda, a mixed upbringing. They relocated at least once to Turkey and Morocco, and the States where the girls learned Arabic and English fluently. Her parents now live in Beirut, Lebanon.
Arwa Damon Kids
Arwa Damon doesn’t have any child on the record. And based on her resolve not to date anyone, there’s a high likelihood she won’t have any children through direct biological means.
Arwa Damon Body Measurements
Arwa Damon has the following body measurements;
- Weight: 58kg
- Height: 1.74m
- Bust: 34”
- Waist: 27”
- Hips: 35”
Arwa Damon Cars And House
Damon also keeps her property count very secret. She’s known to have a rented apartment in Lebanon and a Vespa. Everything else is under wraps.