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

Amna Nawaz Biography

Born in Virginia, Amna Nawaz is an American broadcast journalist who works as a correspondent and substitute anchor for PBS Newshour.

She was previously an anchor and correspondent at ABC News and NBC News. She has also won awards such as an Emmy Award and a Society for Features Journalism award.

Amna Nawaz Age/Birthday

Nawaz was born on September 18, 1979. She is 42 years old as of 2021. Therefore, she celebrates her birthday on 18th September every year.

Amna Nawaz Height

Nawaz stands at 5feet 7 inches tall (Approximately 1.7meters)

Amna Nawaz Photo
Amna Nawaz Photo

Amna Nawaz Parents

Nawaz is the daughter of Shuja Nawaz and Seema Nawaz. her father, Shuja, is a distinguished fellow at the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council. He is also an author of the book; “The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighbourhood.”

Her parents are from Pakistan. Her father had worked as a journalist in Pakistan and has also worked for The New York Times and the World Health Organization.

Amna Nawaz Husband

Nawaz is married to her husband Paul Werdel. Nawaz and Paul got married in 2007. Paul is a journalist as well and he was formerly a product director at The New York Times. The couple has two daughters together.

Amna Nawaz Education

Nawaz attended the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics in 2001. She also holds a master’s degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.

Amna Nawaz Career


Nawaz began her journalism career in 2003 when she joined NBC. She later joined the Dateline NBC program where she worked on documentaries.

She worked at NBC’s investigative unit where she was a producer on the program Mortgage Crisis Investigations. The program was nominated for the 2008 Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting.

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

ABC News

Nawaz joined ABC News in 2015. In 2016 and 2017 she anchored U.S. election and national political coverage. She also hosted the ABC podcast series Uncomfortable.


Nawaz joined PBS in April 2018. She co-moderated the United States Democratic Party presidential debate in December 2019.

Amna Nawaz Net Worth

Nawaz has an estimated net worth of around  $1 – $2 million.