Country: US (Syria)
CNN anchor Hala Gorani is a prominent journalist in the Arab World. Known for her hard-hitting news reports in the region, she has now covered every single Middle Eastern country, and a large number of major events from the 2006 Lebanon-Israel war to last year’s Egyptian revolution.
Though she was born in Seattle, Gorani has a Middle Eastern background, with parents from Syria. Gorani now anchors CNN’s International Desk, but she has previously hosted shows like Inside the Middle East.