Amara Walker

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Amara Walker
Amara Walker, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Amara Walker, in 2014.
Born
Amara Sohn

(1981-11-30) November 30, 1981 (age 37)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesAmarjargal
OccupationJournalist
EmployerCNN
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Spouse(s)Thomas Walker (m. 2012)

Amara Sohn-Walker ( /ˈæmərə/; née Sohn) is an American journalist and news anchor.[1] She currently anchors CNN International's CNN Today[2][3] with colleague Michael Holmes.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Walker was born and raised outside Los Angeles.[4] In 2003, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a double degree in broadcast journalism and political science.[3]

Career[edit]

Walker started her career at KMIR-TV in Palm Springs.[5] In 2005, Walker joined the NBC-owned WTVJ in Miami, Florida where she worked as a news anchor and a general assignment reporter.[6]

In July 2012, Walker transferred her roles as a news anchor and a general assignment reporter to the Fox-owned WFLD in Chicago, Illinois after moving there with her husband.[1] In December 2013, Walker departed WFLD and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband where she joined CNN International.[2] As of November 2014, Walker co-anchors CNN Today with Michael Holmes.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2012, Walker married plastic surgeon Thomas Walker in Austria.[6][7] Aside from her native English and Korean, she also speaks Spanish.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Weekend anchor Amara Walker leaving Fox 32 Chicago". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Amara Walker jumps from Fox hole to CNN". Robert Feder. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Alumni: Amara Sohn - ATVN". atvn.org. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "CNN Profiles - Amara Walker - Anchor - CNN.com". CNN. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  5. ^ Eck, Kevin (November 26, 2013). "Amara Walker Leaving Chicago's WFLD". Adweek. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Amara Sohn Leaves WTVJ for Chicago". WSFL-TV. June 18, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Amara Sohn Lands at CNN as Anchor". WSFL-TV. March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2015.

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