Sonia Azad Profile
Sonia Azad is an American reporter at WFAA in Dallas, TX, specializing in health and wellness reporting. She is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined WFAA in October of 2015.
Sonia Azad Education
Azad attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Sonia also holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Additionally, she received a Master of Legal Studies from Northwestern University’s prestigious law school.
Sonia Azad Career
She has spent her professional career living out of suitcases from all over the world. Most recently, she spent 6 years at KTRK-TV. Before her time in Houston, Azad reported for TV stations in San Diego, Chicago, Waco, and College Station, sometimes shooting and editing her own stories.
In Washington, D.C., she covered youth and politics in the run-up to the 2008 Presidential election for WAMU. Internationally, she covered the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands and also reported on war crimes in Africa and the Balkans.
Some of Azad’s most memorable global assignments include reporting on Iranians and Afghans seeking asylum in Paris and the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster for Star Television out of New Delhi, India. Domestically, her assignments ranged from: Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign, to the Ebola crisis in Dallas, to tornadoes, to the mass theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. She broke the news of Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s same-sex marriage from Palm Springs, California.
Sonia’s half-hour special report entitled “Passage to India” won her an Emmy Award in 2011. In 2012, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters named her one of the best reporters in the state.
Apart from work and globetrotting, she dedicates much of her time to her community. Azad serves on the Board of Directors for the Halo House Foundation, the Houston Advisory Council for the Tahirih Justice Center, multiple committees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Asian Leadership Council for the Houston Symphony. She is also a marathon runner and a certified yoga instructor.
Sonia Azad Age
Azad was born on September 17, 1982, in Houston, Texas, United States (she is 37 years old as of 2019.)
Sonia Azad Height
Azad stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.58m) tall and weighs of 118lbs (53kgs).
Sonia Azad Husband
Information about Azad’s dating life is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if she is dating or engaged to someone or whether she is married and enjoying life with her husband.
Sonia Azad Salary
Being one of the top reporters for WFAA, there is no doubt Alvarez earns a good salary although the exact amount of money Alvarez receives has not yet been disclosed. However, news anchors at WFAA earn a salary of about $90,000.
Sonia Azad Net Worth
Azad has an estimated net worth of over $700,000 which she has gained through her successful journalism career.
Sonia Azad WFAA
At WFAA, Azad works alongside;
- Eric Alvarez – General Assignment Reporter
- Nick Blackhall – Social Media / Mobile Technology Manager
- Hannah Davis – General Assignment Reporter
- Kalee Dionne – Meteorologist
- Pete Delkus – Chief Meteorologist
- Tanya Eiserer – Investigative Reporter
- Dale Hansen – Sportscaster
- Jake Harris – Multi-Media Journalist
- Jesse Hawila – Meteorologist
- Matt Howerton – Reporter
- David Goins – Reporter
- Demond Fernandez – Reporter
- Cleo Greene – Anchor
- Jonah Javad – Sports Anchor
- William Joy – General Assignment Reporter
- Chris Lawrence – Anchor/Reporter
- Mike Leslie – Sports Anchor/Reporter
- Cynthia Izaguirre – Anchor
- Charlotte Huffman – Investigative Reporter
- Sean Giggy – Reporter
- Greg Fields – Meteorologist