Arwa Damon Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Apr, 2018
Facts of Arwa Damon
Date of Birth: 1977 , September-19
Age: 41 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
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 almost three years and moved to the 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.

She 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.

She 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 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, she 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.

She is working hard to get herself to be a top class TV broadcaster. Damon has covered many military and civil 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. 

She 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.

CAPTION: Arab-American journalist Arwa Damon SOURCE: Arwa Damon


She 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, Lybian protest against the leadership of president Moammar Gadhafi, Egypt’s protest against president Mubarak and the election of the Philippine president and more. She has covered most events that have both political and historical importance.

The 36 years old, gorgeous, Arwa Damon has received many awards till date and the most recent being from Oxfam. She has a huge fan following who can know more about her through her official social media pages like Facebook and twitter.

Arwa Damon's Salary and Net Worth

Arwa being a TV broadcaster she might have 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 journalist of today’s times. She is paid a huge amount of salary for her daring acts too. 

She 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.

Arwa Damon's Personal Life

As for Arwa bio regarding her personal life she has not disclosed her any relations about marriage and divorce and till date she has been able to maintain 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.

CAPTION: CNN journalist Arwa Damon SOURCE: Vogue


She 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.