Arwa Damon

Correspondent, TV Personality

1977 –

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Who is Arwa Damon?

Arwa Damon is CNN International Beirut-based Senior International Correspondent. Damon joined CNN in February 2006. For the three years previous, she covered the Middle East as a freelance producer working with CNN, PBS, Fox News and others. She began her journalism career at CameraPlanet, working to get correspondent Peter Arnett's team into pre-war Iraq.

She was part of the CNN team which won the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form. In 2014, she was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award given by International Women's Media Foundation.

She 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 she covered include the Iraqi elections of January 2005, the constitutional referendum vote in October 2005, and the Iraqi election of December 2005.

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Sep 19, 1977
  • United States of America
  • Robert College
  • Skidmore College

on July 23, 2013


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