Designation: Television journalist
Country: US (Syria)
CNN’s Hala Gorani is a prominent US-based journalist. Known for her hard-hitting news reports in the region, she has now covered every single Middle Eastern country, not to mention a large number of major events from the 2006 Lebanon-Israel war to the Arab Spring.
Born in Seattle, Washington, 43-year-old Gorani has a staunchly Middle Eastern background, with parents from Aleppo in Syria.
She spent much of her childhood in Paris, France, and also in Algeria. Gorani now anchors CNN’s International Desk.