Amara Walker Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, CNN, Net Worth, and Salary

Amara Walker Biography

Amara Walker (Full name: Amara Sohn-Walker )is an American journalist working for CNN serving as a New Anchor and a correspondent. She has been working with the network since December 2012. 

Amara Walker Age

Walker is 41 years as of 2022. She was born on November 30, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Amara Walker Height

Walker stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Amara Walker Family

Walker has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.

Amara Walker Husband

Walker is married to Thomas Walker. The two tied the knot in April 2012. The ceremony took place at Salzkammergut. They are together blessed with two children her firstborn was born in 2018. Furthermore, her second born was born on June 18, 2020, named Lukas Johann Walker.

Amara Walker’s Net Worth

Walker has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$2Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor and correspondent.

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Amara Walker Salary

Walker earns an annual salary ranging from $ 50,,000 – $ 90,000.

Amara Walker Education

Walker graduated from the University of Southern California with a double degree in broadcasting journalism as well as political science in 2003.

Amara Walker Career

Walker works for CNN based at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta, serving as an anchor and correspondent. Where she anchors New Day Weekend with Boris Sanchez. In 2012, she began her career at CNN  serving as an anchor for CNN International.

She distinguished herself as one of the lead breaking news anchors having covered a number of live major international news events. Without a script for hours on end during her time with CNNI. Additionally, as a correspondent at the network, she has reported on the 2021 Atlanta spa massacre and the subsequent outcry from the Asian-American community.

Which is against the increasing hate and racist incidents due to misplaced blame for the Covid-19 pandemic and Donald Trump’s rhetoric. Moreover, Amara also co-hosted a primetime special with Ana Cabrera, Victor Blackwell, and Anderson Cooper. The primetime special was called “Afraid: Fear in America’s Communities of Color.”

She was also part of the election night team reporting on President Trump’s repeated attacks. That was against the Georgia Secretary of State baselessly claiming fraud during the 2020 Presidential election. Her reports focused on the investigations into Trump’s phone call pressuring the Secretary to “find” more votes after his loss to Joe Biden. In addition to that, She also reported on the presidential vote recount in Georgia.

Amara Walker Venezuela

Amara also anchored the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela. She also covered the large-scale demonstrations in Hong Kong in June 2019 against a controversial extradition bill. Where she was helming the network’s rolling coverage of protesters. That stormed the city’s Legislative Council building in June 2019.

Additionally, she was live on the air on April 2019 in Paris as a fire ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral. Other live events Amara has anchored include the 2017 La Rambla van attack in Barcelona. Moreover, the live events also include the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016. In addition to that she also anchored on, the death of Ariel Sharon,  and the South Korean Sewol ferry disaster.

Other major live events include the 2015 deaths of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. They also include the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the referendum in Crimea. Which led to Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian region.

The live event was also the historic double canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. On top of that, Walker was also live on the air as security forces stormed Kyiv’s Independence Square. Furthermore, she led the network’s initial coverage of the Ottawa shootings at the Canadian Parliament. Which was simulcasted on CNN and CNN International in 2014.

She was also elected for an Emmy award for her breaking news coverage of the Manchester Arena. The bombing attacked during an Ariana Grande concert in 2017. Additionally, Amara provided updates on Anderson Cooper’s AC360’s “360 Bulletin.”

Amara Walker WFLD

Prior to joining CNN, Amara was working for WFLD in Chicago, serving as a news anchor and general assignment reporter. While at the station, she reported from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign headquarters during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Additionally, Walker anchored on the 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike that shut down the public school system for eight days.

She has also taken part in some reports on the violence plaguing the south side of Chicago. Before that, Walker was serving as a weekend evening news anchor and general assignment reporter at WTVJ in Miami for 7 years.

While there she focused on major national and international stories including the 2012 Florida Republican primary. Moreover, Amara also reported on the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, and the 2006 NBA championship.

In addition, She reported Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the South from Mississippi and New Orleans in the summer of 2005. Walker traveled to Haiti in January 2010, after the earthquake struck, to cover the devastation.

Amara Walker CNN

Walker  is working at CNN where She works alongside other famous CNN meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Jim Sciutto
  2. Sunlen Serfaty
  3. Rahel Solomon
  4. Sara Sidner
  5. Barbara Starr
  6. Veronica Stracqualursi
  7. Anna Stewart
  8. John D. Sutter
  9. Brian Todd
  10. Gary Tuchman

Amara Walker Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 11k followers on Instagram, over 6k followers on Facebook, and over 22k followers on her Twitter accounts.

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