- Full Name Amara Sohn Walker
- Nickname Amara Walker
- Occupation Journalist-Correspondent
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Los Angeles, USA
- Birth Date Not Disclosed
Amara Walker | BiographyFormer Reporter of Fox Chicago News
Although she has not given out her parents' names, on 4 May 2021, she shared her father's story on her Instagram handle @amarawalkercnn. As per the post, both her father's and her mother's family fled North Korea to escape the 1950s Korean war. Then amidst the chaos of the war, her father lost his father, leaving him with only his mother and siblings.
Amara Walker is an Asian-American breaking news anchor. She is currently associated with the Atlanta-based news channel CNN International.
Who is Amara Walker?
Amara Sohn Walker is an Emmy Award-nominated anchor and news correspondent. She was born Amara Sohn just outside of Los Angeles and grew up there.
Amara has shared only a few details regarding her family members. However, she is of Korean-American ethnicity as both her parents were born and raised in North Korea.
Although she has not given out her parents' names, on 4 May 2021, she shared her father's story on her Instagram handle @amarawalkercnn.
As per the post, both her father's and her mother's family fled North Korea to escape the 1950s Korean war. Then amidst the chaos of the war, her father lost his father, leaving him with only his mother and siblings.
Regarding education, Amara holds a dual bachelor's degree. She enrolled at the University of Southern California in 1999 and studied both broadcast journalism and political science. After four years, i.e., in 2003, she graduated as a magna cum laude from the university.
She dabbled into journalism right after graduating from the University of Southern California in 2003.
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During her career of around 19 years, she has worked with several major news channels like NBC6 Miami (2005-2012), Fox Chicago News (2012-2013), CNN (2012-Present), etc.
In 2017, she received the nomination for her coverage of the bombing attack at the Manchester Arena during the live concert of singer Ariana Grande.
In addition to that, she also reported on Asian-American hate crimes. Also, she revealed that on one occasion, she was insulted with racial slurs right before she began reporting for CNN.
Amara married her husband Thomas Walker on 23 April 2012. The pair held their wedding ceremony in an 18th-century church which is located in a village just outside of Salzburg.
As of now, the Walker couple is close to completing a decade of their marriage. Moreover, on their 7th anniversary, i.e., on 23 April 2019, Amara shared their wedding day picture on her Instagram handle @amarawalkercnn.
The pair are parents to their two children, both sons, from their marriage. The birth date of their first baby is not available. However, they welcomed their second child on 19 June 2020.
She also shared the picture of her newborn baby on her Instagram handle.
Thomas Walker Short Bio
Amara's husband, Thomas Walker, is an MD in FACS (Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting). He is a double board-certified surgeon specializing in facial surgeries. Moreover, he is an expert in facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty.
Thomas features on Instagram as @drthomaswalker, and with his work, he has amassed nearly 2k followers. He also regularly uploads his work-related photos on his Instagram.
As of now, Thomas is 40 years old. On his recent birthday, i.e., on 9 June 2021, Amara wished him via a post on her Instagram.
Where is Amara Walker Now?
As of February 2022, Amara serves as CNN's news correspondent for its global headquarter based in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the channel sometime in 2012 and has ever since held her position there.
At CNN, Amara has established herself as one of the most fluid breaking news reporters. She has covered several major international news, including the 2019 political crisis in Venezuela, the 2020 presidential vote recount, etc.