Who is Paul Werdel?
Paul Werdel is a journalist who has worked for various media outlets, such as The New York Times, Talking Points Memo, BBC World News, and Al Jazeera English. He is also the husband of Amna Nawaz, an Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist and the chief correspondent and substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour.
Paul Werdel’s Career
Paul Werdel graduated from the University of Maryland with a journalism degree in 2002. He started his career as a news studio manager for UMTV, the university’s cable TV station. He then became a producer and director of the broadcast for BBC World News, where he worked from 2004 to 2007.
In 2007, he joined Al Jazeera English as a news editor. He was responsible for overseeing the production of news bulletins and breaking news coverage. He stayed with Al Jazeera English for more than three years, until 2011.
He then moved to Talking Points Memo, a progressive online news outlet, as a senior associate editor. He managed the editorial team and helped shape the editorial vision and strategy of the site. He worked for Talking Points Memo for almost two years, until 2012.
In 2012, he joined The New York Times as an assistant editor for digital platforms. He was in charge of developing and implementing digital strategies for the newsroom. He later became a senior editor of platforms, a senior product manager for mobile, and a product director for the home page. He worked for The New York Times for six years, until 2018.
In 2018, he and his wife Amna Nawaz relocated to Washington D.C., where she became the chief correspondent and substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour. It is not clear what Paul Werdel is currently doing professionally.
Paul Werdel’s Family
Paul Werdel is married to Amna Nawaz, who is also a journalist. They met while working at NBC News in 2007 and got married later that year. They have two daughters together.
Amna Nawaz was born in Virginia to Pakistani parents. She grew up in different countries, such as Saudi Arabia, England, and Pakistan. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in biology and political science. She also has a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.
Amna Nawaz started her career as a foreign correspondent for NBC News. She covered stories from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and other countries. She also worked as an investigative reporter for NBC News’ Peacock Productions. She won an Emmy Award in 2010 for her documentary “Inside the Taliban.”
In 2013, she joined ABC News as an anchor and correspondent. She reported on various topics, such as politics, immigration, health, and culture. She also hosted the podcast “Uncomfortable,” where she interviewed people with diverse perspectives and experiences.
In 2018, she left ABC News and joined PBS NewsHour as the chief correspondent and substitute anchor. She covers domestic and international issues and conducts interviews with newsmakers and experts. She also hosts the podcast “America Interrupted,” where she explores how the coronavirus pandemic has affected different aspects of American life.
Amna Nawaz is one of the most prominent journalists of Pakistani descent in the United States. She has received several awards and honours for her work, such as the Peabody Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the Gracie Award, and the Livingston Award.
Paul Werdel Net Worth
According to some sources, Werdel’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million dollars. This includes his assets, money, and income. His wife, Amna Nawaz, has a net worth of **$2 million dollars**, as of 2023. The couple lives with their two daughters in the Washington, D.C. area.