Zaina Yazigi

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Zaina Yazigi
Born (1968-10-15) October 15, 1968 (age 48)
Nationality Flag of Syria.svg Syria
Education Tishreen University
Lebanese American University
Occupation Anchor
Years active 1996 – present
Spouse(s) Abed Fahed
Children Leona

Zaina Yazigi (Arabic: زينة يازجي) is a Syrian journalist, news agency reporter and television news anchor.


Yazigi earned a BA in English Literature from Tishreen University and a degree in media from the American University in Beirut.

She started working for Reuters and then for the Associated Press in its Beirut bureau. Then, she became a reporter for CNBC in Syria. She, later, moved to the Syrian Television as a presenter of political programs for a year and a half. She has been an anchor for Al Arabiya. She presented the weekly political program Tahta Al-Daw (Under the Light) on Al Arabiya.[1] She resigned from Al-Arabiya on May 11, 2011 due to the Syrian uprising.

Yazigi was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women by Arabian Business magazine in 2013.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to the Syrian actor Abed Fahed and has one daughter, Leona, and one son, Taim.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 24, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2011.  (in Arabic)
  2. ^ "100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2013: Zina Yazji". Arabian Business. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 

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