Who is Amara Walker?
Amara Walker is an American broadcast journalist. She works as a correspondent based at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta. She also anchors New Day Weekend alongside Boris Sanchez.
Amara previously served as a news anchor and general assignment reporter at WFLD in Chicago. While there, she covered the eight-day 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike, which closed down the city’s public schools. She also made countless reports about the violence that particularly affected Chicago’s south side.
Amara Walker Age
Walker is 40 years old. She was born on November 30, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nationality & Ethnicity
Walker holds American nationality. Although she has stated that her Korean is not proficient, she speaks conversational Korean and Spanish.
Amara Walker Education
Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003 from the University of Southern California with a double degree in political science and broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.
A double degree, also known as a dual degree or combined degree is where a student pursues two university degrees simultaneously, either at the same institution or at different institutions and completes them faster than it would have taken to complete them separately
Amara Walker Husband
Amara is married to Thomas Walker. The couple welcomed their daughter in 2020. Thomas is an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon.
Amara and her husband held their wedding on the 22nd of April 2012 in Salzburg, Austria. The couple celebrated their 10-year anniversary in April 2022.
Amara Walker Salary
Walker earns an average salary of $88,839. She works as an anchor and correspondent at CNN International.
Amara Walker’s Net Worth
Walker’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million. She generates her income from her career as a journalist.
Amara Walker CNN
Walker started working with CNN in 2012 as a CNN International anchor. She built a reputation for herself as one of the top breaking news anchors while at CNNI by covering a number of important international news events live for extended periods of time without using a script.
She covered the 2021 Atlanta spa shooting for CNN, as well as the subsequent outrage from the Asian-American community against the rise in hate crimes and racial acts brought on by false accusations of the Covid-19 pandemic and Donald Trump’s speech.
Walker was a member of the election night crew that covered the 2020 presidential election and the Georgia Senate runoff when President Trump repeatedly attacked the Georgia Secretary of State and falsely accused her of voter fraud.
Her subsequent stories concentrated on the inquiries into Trump’s phone call to the Secretary, demanding that she “find” more votes after he had lost to Joe Biden. She also covered Georgia’s recount of the presidential vote.
Other significant live events that Walker has hosted include the Crimea referendum that resulted in Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, the truck terrorist attacks in Nice, France, and the Berlin Christmas market in 2016.
Walker worked as a general assignment reporter and weekend evening news anchor at WTVJ in Miami for seven years before to moving to Chicago. She covered significant domestic and international news throughout her time there, such as the arrest and execution of Osama bin Laden and the 2010 Florida governor’s election.
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How Tall is Amara from CNN?
Amara stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).