Amara Walker Profile
Amara Walker is an American journalist and news anchor working as the anchor and correspondent based at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta. She has been working for the station since 2012.
Amara Walker CNN
Walker is CNN’s anchor and correspondent who began her career at CNN as an anchor for CNN International. During her time at CNNI, she distinguished herself as one of the leading breaking news anchors, having covered a number of live major international news events for hours on end without a script.
Walker was a member of the election night team that covered the tumultuous 2020 Presidential election as well as the Georgia Senate runoff. She reported on President Trump’s repeated attacks on Georgia’s Secretary of State, falsely accusing her of fraud.
Her subsequent reports concentrated on the investigations into Trump’s phone call pressuring the Secretary to “find” more votes following his loss to Joe Biden. She also anchored the network’s coverage of Venezuela’s ongoing humanitarian and political crisis, as well as large-scale protests in Hong Kong in June 2019 against a controversial extradition bill, helming the network’s rolling coverage of protesters storming the city’s Legislative Council building. Walker was also on the air when the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire in April 2019.
Other major live events Walker has also anchored include the 2016 truck terrorist attacks in Nice, France, and the Berlin Christmas market, the 2017 La Rambla van attack in Barcelona, the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, the 2015 deaths of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the death of Ariel Sharon, the South Korea Sewol ferry disaster, the historic double catamaran accident, and the historic double catamaran accident.
She was also on the air as security forces stormed Kyiv’s Independence Square, sparking the Ukrainian crisis. Walker also oversaw CNN’s initial coverage of the Ottawa shootings at the Canadian Parliament in 2014, which was simulcast on CNN and CNN International. She was also nominated for an Emmy in 2017 for her live coverage of the Manchester Arena bombing during an Ariana Grande concert. Walker also gave updates on Anderson Cooper’s AC360’s “360 Bulletin.”
Quick Facts About Amara Walker
|Age||40 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Amara Walker Career
Walker previously worked at WFLD in Chicago as a news anchor and general assignment reporter. During the 2012 U.S. presidential election, she reported from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign headquarters. She also covered the 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike, which forced the city’s public schools to close for eight days. She also contributed numerous reports on the violence that afflicts Chicago’s south side.
Walker spent seven years as a weekend evening news anchor and general assignment reporter at WTVJ in Miami before moving to Chicago. During her time there, she covered major national and international stories such as Osama bin Laden’s capture and assassination, the 2012 Florida Republican primary, the 2006 NBA championship, and the 2010 Florida governor’s race.
She reported from New Orleans and Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina’s path through the South in the summer of 2005. Walker went to Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010 to document the devastation. Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a dual degree in political science and broadcast journalism. She can converse in Korean and Spanish.
Amara Walker Age
Walker is 40 years old as of 2021. She was born on 30 November 1981 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 30 November every year.
Amara Walker Height
Walker stands at a height of 5 ft 7 inches (1.7 m).
Amara Walker Family
Information regarding Walker’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Amara Walker Husband
Walker married plastic surgeon Thomas Walker in Austria in April 2012. The couple is blessed with two children.
Amara Walker children
Walker and her husband are blessed to be parents of 2 children, a daughter, and a son. On June 19, 2020, Walker alongside her husband welcomed their second child together by the name of Lukas Johann Walker. “We did it! Lukas Johann Walker is here! I won’t lie. I was an emotional wreck during the entire delivery process. Anxious, scared, overwhelmed with love and euphoria. I have never felt more in need and want of my husband @drthomaswalker. Those little boys know how to steal mama’s ❤️. Sleep deprivation is something else! How quickly I had forgotten about this form of torture :). But I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
Amara Walker Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, Walker earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Amara Walker’s Net Worth
Walker has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor and correspondent.
What happened to Amara Walker?
Walker departed WFLD in December 2013 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband. As of May 2022, Amara is still working for CNN serving as an anchor and correspondent.
Amara Walker CNN
At CNN Walker works alongside
- Lynn Smith
- Michael Smerconish
- Sara Sidner
- Dan Simon
- Sunlen Serfaty
- Clare Sebastian
- Jessica Schneider
- Andy Scholes
- Jim Sciutto
- Alex Thomas
- Gary Tuchman
- Nick Valencia
- Derek Van Dam
- Bob Van Dillen