Salma Abdelaziz Biography
Salma Abdelaziz, 35/6, is an American journalist working as a London-based correspondent for CNN. For 15 years, Salma has been a journalist, she has spent more than 10 years at CNN. She started as a social media strategist and rose to the ranks of senior employees. The only place she has worked as a journalist was back in school when she was a Student assistant at Georgia Tech Research Institute. The journalist is popular for her dedication to covering news in the Arabic States.
Salma Abdelaziz Age and Spouse
Abdelaziz was born in 1987/8 in Shibin el-Kom Egypt. She was raised in the United States where her parents moved when she was a baby. Abdelaziz still holds a close relationship with her parents and sister. Currently, they reside in London where she is a CNN Correspondent. On matters relating to having a husband, starting a family, or having children, Salma has opted to keep them as a secondary priority. Her main goal is to grow in her career and do it big in the media business.
Salma Abdelaziz Education and Career
She went to school at the Georgia Institute of Technology and studied International Affairs. After graduating, she went straight to Georgia State University where she did an MBA in communication.
As a student, Salma Abdelaziz Interned at The Carter Center and Amnesty International. Salma is one of the luckiest journalists to work for CNN without the experience of working in other media stations. After doing her degree, she worked as a digital media Researcher at CNN International Desk.
Later, she took the role of Freelance Assignment Editor. Her responsibilities were facilitating newsgathering, developing and executing coverage, managing and coordinating coverage, and communicating to/from the field to/from programs on CNN.
In 2016, CNN promoted her to the position of field Reporter. In this position, she had the privilege of covering the 2014 Israel and Gaza War, the 2013 Coup in Egypt, and Yemen Weapons Investigations. In 2020, she worked as a reporter and was later promoted to CNN Correspondent in 2022.
In her career, Abdelaziz has covered many stories that have had international attention. She has covered racism in the United States and in British. She did a story on British Black Nurses’ struggle during the pandemic as they fought for acknowledgment from the government and the pandemic itself.
Salma Abdelaziz has been instrumental in covering stories in the Middle East. She did coverage the aftermath of the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. Previously, she had covered the use and transfer of American Weapons from the Saudi government to al-Qaeda-linked groups.
Some of her other notable works are the Till death do us apart article that went viral and Syrian children dying of hunger. Recently Salma has been covering resiliency efforts in Ukraine despite the war with Russia, the earthquake in Turkey, and the demonstrations in Iraq after the rise of hard-liners.
In 2022, she kicked off her new role as a Correspondent for CNN by covering news on the climate crisis, the war in Ukraine, and events happening in Afghanistan. Salma has also been at the heart of events unfolding around the world. She has covered the long-standing conflict between Jews and Muslims to control Al-Aqsa. Salma also covered the devastating impact of the earthquake in Syria and Turkey.
Salma Abdelaziz Success, Salary, and Height
Since Salma started working for CNN, her work has been recognized. In 2017, she won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Two Peabodys for Battle for Mosul and Undercover in Syria. In 2018, she won three Emmys for covering Outstanding Breaking News: Fall of ISIS., Rall of Raqqa, and Syria: Gasping for Life.
Salma Abdelaziz has been working for CNN for more than 10 years. All through, she has been promoted from one position to another. The promotions have resulted in an increase in salary. As a London-based correspondent for CNN, Abdelaziz’s salary is approximately $70,000 per year. Alongside her exceptional skills is her height, which is a great advantage to her job. Salma is 5 feet and 6 inches.
Those she has worked with have described her as intelligent and savvy in reporting and writing. Her fluency in Spanish makes her the best correspondent to cover news in Islamic States. Journalists like Emmanuel Chaze and Jessica Smith can be considered professionals so similar caliber to her.