WASHINGTON: A Pakistani-American journalist, Amna Nawaz, is all set to create history as she has been selected to moderate a US presidential debate.
She will become the first person from Pakistani origin ever in this position. She will co-moderate the Democratic primary debate on Dec 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, along a panel headed by PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff and comprises POLITICO chief political correspondent Tim Alberta and PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.
Amna Nawaz has worked for ABC News and NBC News, before joining PBS NewsHour as a correspondent and substitute anchor.
She is recipient of many awards, including an Emmy Award and a Society for Features Journalism award.
Both of her parents were Pakistani and her father has worked as a journalist in Pakistan. She was born in Virginia. She has done master in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.
Last month, two of Pakistan’s most famous novelists, Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid had made it to BBC 100 novels that shaped the world.
According to the official BBC Arts website, a panel of leading writers, curators and critics were asked to choose 100 genre-busting novels that have had an impact on their lives. The 100 English language novels, written over the last 300 years, range from children’s classics to popular page turners. Organised into themes, they reflect the ways books help shape and influence our thinking.
Hamid’s novel, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” in the “Crime & Conflict” category, and Shamsie’s “Home Fire” in “Politics, Power & Protest” category had been selected for the list.