Laila Al-Arian

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Laila Al-Arian
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Laila Al-Arian at the 73rd Annual Peabody Awards
EducationColumbia University (MS)
Georgetown University (BA)
Occupation(s)Broadcast journalist, author

Laila Al-Arian is an American Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist for the Al Jazeera Media Network. She is the executive producer for the Al Jazeera English documentary series Fault Lines. She co-authored Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians with Chris Hedges.[1] She is married to American scholar of Islamic studies, Jonathan A. C. Brown.

She produced the Al Jazeera English special on the Palestine Papers in January 2011, a four-day program on the largest diplomatic leak in the history of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. She raised national attention with her column on Homeland which described it as "TV's most Islamophobic show".[2] She has produced several documentaries, including the Peabody-winning investigative report Made in Bangladesh.[3][4] In 2013, she spoke at New America Foundation to discuss the history and impact of surveillance on targeted communities.[5]

Since graduating from the Columbia School of Journalism in 2006, Laila Al-Arian's work has appeared in The Nation, The Independent, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Salon, and several other publications.[6] She is the daughter of Sami Al-Arian. On October 1, 2018, Laila won an Emmy for her film, The Ban: The human cost of Trump's travel ban.



  1. ^ "Frank Schaeffer: Al Jazeera and the Abortion Wars". The Huffington Post. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  2. ^ "Is 'Homeland' Islamophobic? The Debate About Showtime's Critically Acclaimed Series (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  3. ^ "Al Jazeera America Wins Two 2013 Peabody Awards". Al Jazeera America. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  4. ^ "The Peabody Awards - Fault Lines: Made in Bangladesh (Al Jazeera America)". Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  5. ^ "Collect it All: America's Surveillance State". New America Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  6. ^ "Former Tampa resident Laila Al-Arian takes home a Peabody Award | Political Animal | Creative Loafing Tampa". Retrieved 2014-05-18.