Amara Walker is a celebrated news anchor and journalist on American television. She was the former host of CNN Today with co-anchor Michael Holmes. At present, Walker is a substitute anchor and correspondent for CNN US.
Who is Amara Walker?
Amara first worked as a reporter at KMIR-TV in 2003. After two years, WJTV, owned by NBC, hired her for their station in Miami, Florida. There she filled the position of news anchor and field reporter with no specific assignment. In 2012, Walker transferred to WFLD, owned by Fox. The new job required her to relocate to Chicago, Illinois, with her husband. In 2013, she left her job at WFLD and relocated once again to Atlanta, Georgia. There she joined the family of CNN International.
Walker became the co-anchor of CNN Today in 2014. She co-anchors the show with Michael Holmes. Her job at CNN allowed her to cover several important political events, such as the 2020 presidential elections. She covered Trump’s campaign and his subsequent defeat. Walker was also present during the Hong Kong protests in 2019. She also provided live coverage as the Notre Dame Cathedral was razed by fire in 2019.
Other highlights of her career as a correspondent include the terrorist attack in Nice, France, the failed coup in Turkey (2016), the death of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew (2015), the crash of Flight 370 of Malaysia Airlines, the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the La Ramba terror attack (2017). These are just some of her outstanding works as a CNN correspondent. Her most noteworthy coverage was during the 2017 bomb blast at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Her exceptional coverage of the event earned her an Emmy Award.
Amara Walker is Married to Her Husband Thomas Walker
Thomas Walker is the husband of Amara Walker. They have been husband and wife since April 22, 2012. The Walker nuptial was held at Salzburg, Austria. The couple is commemorating their 9th wedding anniversary this year, 2021.
Thomas Walker is a Georgia-based plastic surgeon. He holds a certificate from the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). In addition, the renowned plastic surgeon also has a board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Thomas and Amara have two adorable kids together. Their first daughter was born in 2018. And then their second son was born in 2020. Amara gave birth, right at the height of the quarantine. The mother of two got to spend a lot of time with her two kids during the quarantine. She even did her own newborn photoshoot inside their home. Photos of her delightful kids are posted on her Instagram account.
Amara Walker Biography, Early Life, Education, Parents, Background
Amara Walker is of Korean descent, but her birthplace is Los Angeles, California. She spent most of her life there while growing up. Her parents have been residents of the United States for a long time before she was born. Amara admits that she is not very fluent in Korean since she grew up speaking the English language most of the time. She Walker finished her broadcast journalism and political science course at the University of Southern California in 2003.
Amara Walker Net Worth and Salary
The net worth of Amara Walker is $500,000 as of 2021. She earns a salary of approximately $87,000 from her job as correspondent and host at CNN.
Age, Height, and Measurements
The CNN television journalist was born on November 30, 1981. This makes her age 39 years old this 2021. In addition, Walker stands at 5 feet and 7 inches in height. The slim newscaster weighs 62 kilos