Zinhle Essamuah Biography
Zinhle Essamuah is a media personality serving as a correspondent for NBC News on NBC News NOW. Previously, she was a correspondent at NowThis News. She also anchored KnowThis, a daily evening news show.
Zinhle Essamuah Age
She was born in the United States. However, her age is unknown.
Zinhle Essamuah Height
She is tall in stature. But her height is undisclosed.
Zinhle Essamuah Nationality
Essamuah is American by nationality.
Zinhle Essamuah Education
Essamuah holds a Master’s degree in Media, Strategic Communication, and Documentary Filmmaking from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she co-founded the school’s first National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) chapter. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from George Washington University in 2015. Additionally, she holds Graduate Certification in Documentary Filmmaking from George Washington University.
Zinhle Essamuah Family
Zinhle is the daughter of African immigrants from Uganda and Ghana. Her father, the leader of the global mission for the Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, is from Ghana, in West Africa. While, her mother, Angela Wakhweya Essamuah, the Anne Arundel County Health Officer is from Uganda, in East Africa.
She has two younger brothers, Zikomo and Zachary. The family lived in Massachusetts until Zinhle was 11 and has been in Maryland for seven years.
Her grandmother endured dictator Idi Amin’s oppressive regime in Uganda. “My grandma remains my inspiration both for her strength, but also for her commitment to truth,” she said.
Zinhle Essamuah Husband
There is no information on whether she is married, single, or in a relationship.
Zinhle Essamuah NBC News
Essamuah is a correspondent for NBC News on NBC News NOW. Previously, she was a correspondent at NowThis News, the number one most watched video news creator on social media, where she anchored KnowThis, a daily evening news show. During the show’s three-year run, Essamuah anchored from New York City, Washington D.C., the battleground state of Pennsylvania during the 2020 election, and hosted the daily Instagram series and election/debate night specials for the show. As the franchise expanded, Essamuah went on to host KnowThis Live, a weekly live interview show delivering the biggest breaking stories spanning the globe.
As a correspondent, Essamuah covered breaking and long-form news stories around the country with a focus on politics, justice, and culture. At NowThis, she led newsmaking and urgent interviews—including an exclusive one-on-one prime time interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on Discovery+ and OWN in 2021. Essamuah also pressed political leaders on major issues affecting millennials, interviewing Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the Trump administration’s policies, Rep, Adam Kinzinger on the GOP, Sen. Bernie Sanders on minimum wage, and more.
Her original reports garnered millions of views—including her reports on Black Maternal Mortality amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce, environmental justice in Alabama, and investigative pieces on private immigration detention and sacred indigenous sites impacted by the border wall in the western USA.
Essamuah was also a lead writer on the daily newsletter, KnowThis, and a frequent contributor to the NowThis Brief podcast. Prior to this role, you could find her chasing stories around the nation and the U.S. Capitol as the Political Correspondent on NowThis Morning, a live digital morning news show. After the 2016 election, Essamuah opened NowThis’ inaugural Washington, D.C. bureau as a producer, where she championed on-the-ground live coverage of major protests and reported on the history-making candidates of the 2018 midterm elections.
In addition, Essamuah is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker whose freelance and corporate filmography has premiered on Starz/Hulu and at the St. Louis International Film Festival. She is a recipient of a Gracie Award for her original debut short documentary film documenting the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri.
In 2020, Essamuah co-hosted a multi-hour Vital Voices live show with Seth Meyers and Bozoma Saint John. She has been featured in Forbes, The School of the New York Times, Ghana Broadcast Corporation, Page Six, iHeartRadio, and Variety, and is a regular contributor to Cheddar News. She also has a special interest in teaching and is a professor at The George Washington University in journalism and video production. Some of her greatest joys come from traveling and good conversation. In her free time, she brews tea, flips furniture, and loves to sing and play her guitars.
Zinhle Essamuah Salary
Her salary ranges from $46,000 to $75,000 per year.
Zinhle Essamuah Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be between $1 million to $5 million.
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