The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Hala Gorani
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Hala Gorani

Industry: Media

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.