Amna Nawaz Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, PBS, ABC News

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Amna Nawaz Biography

Amna Nawaz is an American television personality currently working for PBS Newshour as a correspondent and substitute anchor. Nawaz was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News and NBC News prior to joining PBS Newshour. She is also an Emmy Award and a Society for Features Journalism award winner.

Amna Nawaz Age|Birthday

Amna Nawaz was born on September 18, 1979, in Virginia, in the United States. She is 40 years old as of 2019.

Amna Nawaz Height and Weight


  • 5 Feet 7 inches


  • 54 kg / 119 lbs. 

Amna Nawaz Family|Parents

Nawaz was born to her parents Shuja Nawaz and Seema Nawaz. Amna’s parents are from Pakistan. She is also a wife to Paul Werdel and a mother of two. Nawaz is from a Muslim background, and she had to battle Muslim norms after marrying her Christian husband Paul. 

Amna Nawaz Husband|Wedding

Nawaz is a married woman to her husband Paul Werdel since 2007. Like his wife, Paul Werdel is a journalist and he was formerly a product director at The New York Times. The couple is blessed with two children, daughters.

Amna Nawaz Salary

Nawaz receives an annual salary of $74,056. This is as per the PBS Newshour anchors/reporters’  annual average salary.

Amna Nawaz Net Worth

Nawaz has an approximated net worth of $100K – $1 million U.S dollars. 

Amna Nawaz Education

Nawaz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics class of 2001. She is also a graduate of the London School of Economics with a master’s degree in comparative politics.

Amna Nawaz Career


Nawaz made her debut in journalism at NBC in 2003. Later, she joined the Dateline NBC program where she worked on documentaries.

Nawaz would later work as a producer on NBC’s investigative unit on the program Mortgage Crisis Investigations. Mortgage Crisis Investigations was nominated for the 2008 Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting.

Nawaz is a 2009 International Reporting Project fellowship recipient. Later in 2010, Inside the Obama White House, Nawaz shared a News & Documentary Emmy Award for the NBC News special. Nawaz also worked at NBC’s Islamabad bureau as a correspondent and bureau chief.

ABC News

Nawaz joined ABC News in 2015 and in 2016 and 2017, she covered U.S. elections and national political coverage. She also hosted the ABC podcast series Uncomfortably.


In April 2018, Nawaz joined the PBS news team. In December 2019, she co-moderated the United States Democratic Party presidential debate.