Arwa Damon

United States

Arwa Damon Bio

Who is Arwa Damon

Arwa Damon is an Arab-American, CNN Senior International Correspondent, based in Istanbul. From 2003, she covered the Middle East as a freelance journalist, before joining CNN in 2006.

Early Life (Childhood)

Arwa was born on September 19, 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She was born to parents Dr. George H. Damon and Joumana. Damon attended Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, with honors in year 1994. Later she graduated from Skidmore College, New York with double major on French and Biology as well as minor in international affairs.

Interesting Facts

Arwa Damon, CNN Senior International Correspondent has net worth of 3 million US dollars. Damon is fluent in Turkish, French, Arabic, and English. She follows Muslim as her religion. Damon worked for a New York–based Turkish textile company before becoming a reporter.

Personal Life

Arwa is said to be single at the moment and has not married till date so has no husband. She has no plans for her wedding as she say “she has no time to date.”


Damon won an Investigative Reporters and Editors' IRE Award for her reporting of the Consulate attack in Benghazi. Damon was part of the CNN team who won the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form. In 2014, she was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award given by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).


There is a rumor that Arwa was said to be drunk and abusive to medics stationed on the grounds of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.