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Mona Kosar Abdi | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Mona Kosar Abdi
  • Occupation Journalist
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Birth Date May 13, 1991
  • Age 30 Years, 5 Months
ABC News Correspondent, Co-Anchor of news programs 'World News Now,' 'America This Morning'

Mona Kosar Abdi | Biography

Abdi served as a contributing writer for Al Jazeera Media Network for a brief period in 2013

In March 2020, Mona Kodar Abdi joined the ABC News’ national correspondent Kenneth Moton at the anchor desk to host the overnight news program 'World News Now' and early morning news program 'America This Morning.' After joining the anchor desk, Abdi covered the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy and the election, the protests in connection with the murder of George Floyd, and the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell in connection with the sexual abuse case. Abdi was named the co-anchor of the two programs in September 2020. After Moton quit the ABC News programs in May 2021, Andi started co-hosting with Andrew Dymburt.


Mona Kosar Abdi is an ABC News Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. She is also a co-anchor of 'World News Now' and 'America This Morning' for ABC News.

Who is Mona Kosar Abdi?

Mona Kosar Abdi is an American journalist who has been serving as a correspondent for ABC News since 2019. She has also been a co-anchor of the channel’s overnight news program World News Now and early morning news program America This Morning since 2020. 

Before joining ABC News, Abdi worked in ABC-affiliated media networks such as WEWS NewsChannel 5, WSET ABC 13, and KGTV Channel 10. She was also a contributing writer for Al Jazeera Media Network in 2013.

Early Life and Education

Mona Kosar Abdi was born on 13 May 1991 in San Diego, California. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies, Political Science, and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Abdi regards her parents and sister as her role model, however, nothing more is known about her family.

Career

Abdi began her journalism career in 2012 at KGTV Channel 10, an ABC-affiliated television station based in San Diego, California. She worked at the channel as an assignment editor and associate producer from 2012 through 2013. During her two years of tenure at KGTV Channel 10, Abdi served in roles ranging from writing news from press releases, wire services, and the assignment desk to assisting the news producer in preparing the shows. She also cultivated creative story ideas, conducted phone and face-to-face interviews for potential stories, and regularly wrote and posted stories on the web. 

From May to December 2013, Abdi served as a contributing writer for Al Jazeera Media Network. During that time, she wrote feature stories concerning the Middle East and East Africa. 

In January 2014, Abdi joined WSET ABC 13, an ABC-affiliated television station based in Lynchburg/Roanoke, Virginia. She worked there as a reporter for three years. At WSET ABC 13, Abdi regularly led evening broadcasts with day-turn packages as a multimedia journalist. She also investigated issues related to legal and state agencies that induced legislative responses. 

Abdi left WSET ABC 13 in January 2017 to become a full-time anchor and reporter for WEWS NewsChannel 5, an ABC-affiliated television station based in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent two years at WEWS News Channel 5, reporting on the political and economic issues that affected the most vulnerable communities of Northeast Ohio. She also covered the impact of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in the state. 

ABC News

In January 2019, Abdi joined ABC News and became a multi-platform reporter in Washington, D.C. After joining ABC News, she covered a variety of stories in the capital of the United States of America, including President Trump’s administration and developments on Capitol Hill and the 2020 presidential election. She also covered the escalating conflict between the United States and Iran. Additionally, Abdi was one of the crucial team members of ABC News that provided round-the-clock coverage of President Trump’s impeachment for the network’s affiliates.

In March 2020, she joined ABC News’ national correspondent Kenneth Moton at the anchor desk to host the overnight news program World News Now and early morning news program America This Morning. After joining the anchor desk, Abdi covered the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, and the election. 

Abdi also covered the protests in connection with the murder of George Floyd. Furthermore, she covered the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, a socialite arrested on 2 July 2020, on multiple charges related to the sexual abuse of girls and young women by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

On 9 September 2020, Abdi was named co-anchor of ABC News programs World News Now and America This Morning. After Moton quit the ABC News programs in May 2021, Andi started co-hosting with Andrew Dymburt. 

Her Favorites

Abdi's favorite cuisines include Mexican, Indian, Thai, and American. Her favorite music is Rap/Hip-hop/R&B, while her favorite television series include, Game of ThronesThis Is UsBlack Mirror, and Insecure. Her favorite sports teams are Cavs, Chargers, Indians, The USMNT, and Padres.

She likes to work out, travel to new places, and go to the beach. Abdi saw snow for the first time at the age of 24.

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