Leila Fadel Biography
Leila Fadel is a media personality serving as the co-host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, where she hosts the Morning Edition, as well as NPR’s morning news podcast Up First. This a role she assumed in 2022. Previously, she was the network’s Cairo bureau chief.
Leila Fadel Age
She is around 40 years old in 2022. She was born in 1981 in Lebanon, the United States.
Leila Fadel Height
Fadel is tall in stature but her height is undisclosed.
Leila Fadel Nationality
She is American by Nationality
Leila Fadel Education
Fadel was a Jack Shaheen Mass Communications scholar and graduated from Northeastern University School of Journalism in 2004.
Leila Fadel Family
She was born and raised in Lebanon and Saudia Arabia. However, she has not disclosed information concerning her parents’ and siblings’ identities,
Leila Fadel Husband
Despite being a media personality, she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. Therefore, she has not disclosed information on whether she is married, dating, or single.
Leila Fadel Kids
There is no information on whether she has kids or not.
Leila Fadel NPR
Leila is a Lebanese American journalist and the cohost of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, a role she assumed in 2022.
As a national correspondent, Fadel consistently reported on the fault lines of this divided nation. She flew to Minneapolis in the midst of the pandemic as the city erupted in grief and anger over the killing of George Floyd. She’s reported on policing and race, on American Muslim communities, and on the jarring inequities the coronavirus laid bare in the healthcare system. Her “Muslims in America: A New Generation” series, in collaboration with National Geographic, won the prestigious Goldziher Prize in 2019.
Leila also served as NPR’s international correspondent based in Cairo and covered the wave of revolts in the Middle East and their aftermaths in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and beyond. Her stories brought listeners to the heart of a state-ordered massacre of pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo in 2013 when police shot into crowds of people to clear them and killed between 1,000 and 2,000 people.
She was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club for her coverage of the 2013 coup in Egypt and the toll it took on the country and Egyptian families. In 2017 she earned a Gracie award for the story of a single mother in Tunisia whose two eldest daughters were brainwashed and joined ISIS. The mother was fighting to make sure it didn’t happen to her younger girls.
Before joining NPR, Fadel covered the Middle East for The Washington Post as the Cairo Bureau Chief. Prior to her position as Cairo Bureau Chief for the Post, she covered the Iraq war for nearly five years with Knight Ridder, McClatchy Newspapers, and later the Washington Post. Her foreign coverage of the devastating human toll of the Iraq war earned her the George. R. Polk award in 2007. In 2016 she was the Council on Foreign Relations Edward R. Murrow fellow.
Leila Fadel Salary
She has an estimated salary that ranges from $45,000 to $100, 000 annually.
Leila Fadel Net Worth
Her net worth ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
Leila Fadel Instagram
She has a private Instagram account.