Leila Fadel Biography
Leila Fadel is a Lebanese – American award-winning journalist who serves as co-host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and NPR’s morning news podcast Up First.
Leila Fadel Age
Fadel is 41 years old as of 2022. She was born in 1981 in Lebanon. However, she has not disclosed the month and date of her birthday.
Leila Fadel Height
Fadel stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in. (1.65 m)
Leila Fadel Family
Fadel was born in Lebanon and grew up in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. However, she has not disclosed any information about her parents to the public yet. It is also not known if Fadel has any siblings.
Leila Fadel Husband
Fadel is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Leila Fadel Net Worth
Fadel has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a successful journalist.
Leila Fadel Salary
Fadel earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Leila Fadel Education
Fadel graduated from Northeastern University School of Journalism in 2004. She was a Jack Shaheen Mass Communications scholar.
Leila Fadel Career
Fadel is a journalist who serves as co-host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and NPR’s morning news podcast Up First. As a national correspondent, Fadel reported on the nation’s fault lines on a regular basis. She flew to Minneapolis in the midst of the pandemic, while the city was in mourning and outrage at George Floyd’s death. She’s written on policing and race, American Muslim communities, and the stunning discrepancies in the healthcare system that the coronavirus exposed.
In 2019, her series “Muslims in America: A New Generation,” co-produced with National Geographic, won the coveted Goldziher Prize. She was formerly NPR’s international correspondent based in Cairo, where she covered the Middle East’s wave of revolts and their aftermath in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and others. Her narrative transported listeners to the heart of a state-ordered murder of pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo in 2013, when police opened fire to clear crowds, killing between 1,000 and 2,000 people.
She told stories about an Egyptian coup and what it’s like for a country to have an elected government overthrown by the military. She told stories about an Egyptian coup and what it’s like for a country to have an elected government overthrown by the military. She covered ISIS’s capture of Mosul in 2014 and chronicled the tragic stories of Yazidi women kidnapped and imprisoned by the group. Her reporting also includes stories about people smugglers in Egypt and Syrian families who were desperate enough to risk their lives crossing a choppy ocean to reach Europe.
For her coverage of Egypt’s 2013 coup and the toll it took on the country and Egyptian families, she received the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club. She won a Gracie Award in 2017 for her story about a Tunisian single mother whose two eldest daughters were indoctrinated and joined ISIS. The mother was striving to prevent it from happening to her younger daughters.
Before joining NPR, Fadel was the Cairo Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, where he covered the Middle East. Prior to joining the Post as Cairo Bureau Chief, she spent nearly five years covering the Iraq war for Knight Ridder, McClatchy Newspapers, and then the Washington Post. In 2007, she received the George R. Polk medal for her international coverage of the Iraq war’s horrific human toll. She was an Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2016.
Fadel is currently working at NPR where she works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Erika Beras
- Howard Berkes
- Adrian “Stretch” Bartos
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Deborah Amos
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah