Arwa Damon Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Sep, 2021
Facts of Arwa Damon
Date of Birth: 1977 , September-19
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Arwa Damon
Father George H. Damon, Jr
Mother Joumana Damon
Nationality Arab-American
Birth Place/City Boston, Massachusetts
Ethnicity White
Profession Correspondent
Working For CNN
Net Worth $ 3 million
Salary $86,663-$186,592
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurements 34-27-35
Weight in KG N/A
Affair with Brice Laine
Married Yes
Education Robert College, Skidmore College
Awards News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story Long Form
TV Show International Desk
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The Emmy Award-winning journalist Arwa Damon currently works for CNN. She is working for CNN since 2006. She is also the founder of INARA, a humanitarian organization that provides treatment to refugee children from Syria. She started her career before the beginning of the Iraq War in early 2003. She first worked as a correspondent Peter Arnett’s team into pre-war Iraq. She worked there for almost three years and moved to CNN in February 2006.

Early Life And Education of Arwa Damon 

Arwa Damon was born on September 19, 1977, in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States to an American father, headmaster of the American Community School at Beirut, and a Syrian mother who was the granddaughter of the former prime minister of Syria.

Damon is an Arab-American, CNN Senior International Correspondent, based in Beirut. From 2003, she covered the Middle East as a freelance journalist, before joining CNN in 2006. As by her nationality, she is an American yet she spent her early childhood in Turkey and Morocco and later returned to the States after graduating from Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey in 1994.

Damon graduated with honors from Skidmore College, New York in 1999 with a double major in French and Biology and International Affairs as a minor.

Her childhood and education have made her fluent in Arabic, French, Turkish, and English. She studied major in French and biology and international affairs as a minor during her university. She follows Muslim as her religion because she was inspired by her mother who is a Syrian Muslim too.

Arwa Damon's Professional Career

Before beginning her career in journalism, Arwa Damon had prior working experience at a textile manufacturer and gained peoples' attraction through her dashing personality. She is passionate about her job. Arwa started her journalism career with Camera Planet.

Arwa is working hard to get herself to be a top-class TV broadcaster. Damon has covered many military and civic events during the invasion and occupation of Iraq. These include the United States Army’s Battle of Najaf against the Mehdi Army and the battle to retake Samarra in 2004. 

Damon has also reported on the United States Marine Corps offensive against insurgents in Fallujah and Operation Steel Curtain in Husaybah; near the Syrian border. Civil events Damon has covered include the Iraqi elections of January 2005, the constitutional referendum vote in October 2005, and the Iraqi election of December 2005.

Damon also reported on the trial and executions of Saddam Hussein, Barzan Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar in January 2007.

The 2010 Iraq elections and her initiative; Impact Your World gained much appreciation worldwide. It was then that she also got a chance to report about the distressed condition of the Iraqi women prisoners by being the first television reporter allowed inside the Kamiya women’s prison.

Her major reports also covered events like Thailand’s Red Shirt Movement, the election in Indonesia, the Lybian protest against the leadership of president Moammar Gadhafi, Egypt’s protest against president Mubarak and the election of the Philippine president, and more.

Damon has covered most events that have both political and historical importance. She currently serves as a senior international correspondent for CNN. There she also worked with many other well-known media personalities like Don LemonJim Acosta, and Amara Walker

The 36 years old, gorgeous, Arwa Damon has received many awards to date and the most recent being from Oxfam. 

Arwa Damon's Salary And Net Worth

Being a TV broadcaster, Damon might have earned a good salary. She is working hard to get herself to be a top-class TV broadcaster. She is one of the by far most daring and adventurous female journalists of today’s times. She is paid a huge amount of salary for her daring acts too. 

The journalist gave her 100 percent dedication towards her work and always has been able to satisfy her boss. Arwa being a TV broadcaster might have a good salary. Her net worth is known to be around $3 million. She is a senior international correspondent where her annual salary ranges from $86,663-$186,592. 

Arwa Damon's Relationship, Married, And Husband 

Arwa Damon has not disclosed any information about her marriage, spouse, and divorce and to date, she has been able to maintain a low profile regarding it. The beauty queen Arwa is not married at all and hence looking for a husband whom she can complete her life after her wedding.

Damon is looking for someone special who will treat her like a princess. Currently, the gorgeous lady must be having an affair with her undisclosed boyfriend.

Recently in March 2017, an Iraqi family named their child after her as she was the source of inspiration to everyone.

Charity Work

Arwa Damon is a co-founder of IRARA (the International Network for Aid, Relief and Assistance), the humanitarian aid of the non-profit organization of 501(c)3. It renders medical services for children who are injured in war zones like Syria. The IRARA has provided medical treatment to more than 150 refugee children from Syria. 

Social Media Involvement

Damon has a huge fan following who can know more about her through her official social media pages like Facebook and Twitter.  

Arwa Damon's Height And Age 

  • Damon's height: she stands at 5ft 7 inches. 
  • Damon's age as of 2020: September 19, 1977 (age 42).
  • She has also a tattoo on her left arm.