Amara Walker Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Kids, CNN, Net Worth

Amara Walker

Amara Walker Biography

Amara Walker is a news personality serving as an anchor and correspondent for CNN based at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta. She joined the network in 2012. Previously she anchored CNN International’s CNN Today alongside Michael Holmes.

Amara Walker Age

Born on November 30, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, United States, Amara is 39 years old.

Amara Walker Height

She is 5 feet and 7 inches tall (1.7 m).

Amara Walker Nationality

She holds American citizenship and she is Korean American.

Amara Walker Education

Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a dual degree in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism in 2003. She speaks conversational Korean and Spanish.

Amara Walker Family

She is a North Korean. Her parent’s families escaped from North Korea to the south during the Korean War. Her father was born and spent his childhood in North Korea. The North Korean forces backed by the Soviet Union and subsequently China invaded South Korea in a surprise attack on June 25, 1950, her dad was 9 years old then. He literally ran and walked with his mother and siblings to the capital of Seoul. Each time he would hear or see a US bomber, he’d jump into a ditch or find cover. Dead bodies were everywhere. He lived like this for the first year of the war after having lost his father in the chaos. Never to see him again.

Amara Walker Husband

Walker married Thomas Walker, a plastic surgeon in April 2012 in Austria.


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Amara Walker Kids

She has two kids with her husband, Thomas; a daughter and a son, Lukas Johann Walker born on June 19, 2020.

Amara Walker CNN

Walker is a CNN anchor and correspondent based at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta. She began her career at CNN as an anchor for CNN International in 2012. During her time with CNNI, she distinguished herself as one of the lead breaking news anchors having covered a number of live major international news events, without a script for hours on end.

Walker was part of the election night team that covered the contentious 2020 Presidential election and the Georgia Senate runoff. She reported on President Trump’s repeated attacks against the Georgia Secretary of State baselessly claiming fraud. Her subsequent reports focused on the investigations into Trump’s phone call pressuring the Secretary to “find” more votes after his loss to Joe Biden.

She also anchored the network’s coverage of the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela; and the large-scale demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong in June 2019, helming the network’s rolling coverage of protesters storming the city’s Legislative Council building in June 2019. She was also live on the air as a fire ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in April 2019.


Other major live events Walker has anchored include the truck terrorist attacks in Nice, France and the Berlin Christmas market in 2016, the 2017 La Rambla van attack in Barcelona, the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, the 2015 deaths of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the death of Ariel Sharon, the South Korea Sewol ferry disaster, the historic double canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the referendum in Crimea, which led to Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian region. She was also live on the air as security forces stormed Kiev’s Independence Square, which ultimately led to the crisis in Ukraine.

In 2014, Walker led the network’s initial coverage of the Ottawa shootings at the Canadian Parliament which was simulcast on CNN and CNN international. She also provided updates on Anderson Cooper’s AC360’s “360 Bulletin.” Previously she served as a news anchor and general assignment reporter at WFLD in Chicago. While there, she reported from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign headquarters during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She also covered the 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike that shut down the public school system for eight days. In addition, she contributed numerous reports on the violence plaguing the south side of Chicago.

Prior to Chicago, Walker spent seven years at WTVJ in Miami as a weekend evening news anchor and general assignment reporter. During her time there, she reported on major national and international stories including the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, the 2012 Florida Republican primary, the 2006 NBA championship and the 2010 governor’s race in Florida. In the summer of 2005, she reported from New Orleans and Mississippi as Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the South. After the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Walker traveled to the country to cover the devastation.

Amara Walker Awards

She was nominated for an Emmy award for her breaking news coverage of the Manchester Arena bombing attack during an Ariana Grande concert in 2017.

Amara Walker Salary

Her salary is estimated to be $87,000 per year.

Amara Walker Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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