Tahera Rahman

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Tahera Rahman
Born1990 or 1991 (27 in early 2018, according to news reports)[1][2][3][4]
ResidenceDavenport, Iowa
OccupationNews producer Newscaster

Tahera Rahman is a newscaster in the United States who is known for becoming the first full-time hijabi Muslim broadcast newscaster, on February 8, 2018. She works for WHBF-TV and KLJB, and, previously, worked for the station as a producer, since May 2016.[5][6][1][2][7][8][9][10][11][3][4][12]


  1. ^ a b "America just got its first Muslim TV reporter who wears a hijab". Metro. 2018-02-27. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  2. ^ a b "'My America, too.' This Iowa TV reporter is the first to wear a hijab on air in the U.S. — haters or no haters". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  3. ^ a b "Meet the USA's first hijabi newsreader". Emirates Woman. 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  4. ^ a b "America's 1st Hijab-Wearing TV Reporter Tahera Rahman Goes on Air Without Glitch". Al Bawaba. 2018-08-09. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  5. ^ "Meet the first American TV reporter to wear a hijab on the air". TODAY.com. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  6. ^ Lundberg, Tiffany (2018-02-10). "Tahera's Journey: Making history and breaking barriers". OURQUADCITIES. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  7. ^ Farabaugh, Kane. "Hijab-Wearing TV Reporter Charts New Path for Muslim-Americans". VOA. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  8. ^ "Tahera Rahman Becomes First Full-Time TV Reporter to Wear Hijab". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  9. ^ news@clintonherald.com, Herald Staff Report (2018-09-13). "Panel will focus on racism". Clinton Herald. Retrieved 2018-10-10. The panel discussion will feature WHBF news reporter, Tahera Rahman, the first woman in hijab to work as an on-air reporter for American television. Tahera joined the WHBF Local 4 News team as a producer in May 2016.
  10. ^ Jones, Ja'han (2018-03-05). "Tahera Rahman Just Became The First Full-Time Hijabi Reporter On Air In America". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  11. ^ Hancock, Amanda. "Rock Island TV reporter Tahera Rahman featured on NBC's 'Today' show". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  12. ^ "First full-time hijab-wearing on-air reporter breaks barriers in US". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 2018-10-10.

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