Thursday, June 28, 2018

When Women Win Podcast - Season Finale with CNN Anchor Hala Gorani

When Women Win Season Finale with CNN Anchor Hala Gorani – Her Story, Parity In Media, and Patterns In Politics: June 25, 2018.

"Today’s special guest is one of CNN’s most experienced journalists. She anchors HALA GORANI TONIGHT, a show that brings viewers into the heart of CNN's International operation and immerses them in the latest stories of the day. In addition to her anchoring duties, Hala often goes into the field to report on major breaking news stories like the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon in 2014 and the 2012 Egyptian Elections.

We had a wide ranging discussion about careers, politics, and social norms. We talked about how CNN has managed to keep Hala for 20 years... We discussed unconscious bias in women, where it comes from and how to overcome it. We compared Europe’s bloody path to peace to the Middle East’s current conflicts. We touched on the (non) impact of the Arab Spring. We even made time for tips on interviewing.

I loved every second of our high-energy conversation, but if I had to choose my favorite part, it would be something Hala mentioned closer to the end, when I asked Hala what advice she would give her 18-year old self. It amazes me how many women would say the exact same thing.

If you would like to follow Hala you can find her on Twitter @HalaGorani, or Instagram @hgorani. and of course also on CNN. She also serves as her dog’s PR agent and you can follow Louis on Instagram @louis_lately."

Friday, November 4, 2016

Television Personality of the Year

At the Association for International Broadcasting Awards Nov.4, Hala won Television Personality of the Year.

Friday, September 23, 2016


Hala will be speaking at the WOMEN WORLD CHANGERS SUMMIT 2016 in Australia this October:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hala to host the AIBs 2015

CNN’s Hala Gorani to host the AIBs 2015:

"In its 30th anniversary year, CNN International’s anchor and correspondent Hala Gorani is to host the AIBs – the eleventh international awards for the best factual television, radio and online productions.

Taking place in London on Wednesday 4 November 2015, the AIBs celebrate the work of producers, editors and journalists from around the world. Entries from over 30 countries have been submitted to this year’s AIBs, and the shortlist includes work from major broadcasters, online video companies, and independent producers."

"It’s a great honour to be involved with this year’s AIBs,” said Hala Gorani. “The journalism and productions entered are remarkable, telling stories from around the world. I’m looking forward to meeting the people responsible for getting these important stories to viewers and listeners in so many countries."

Friday, October 9, 2015


Ms. Gorani interviewed the Nobel peace laureate Leymah Gbowee at the 2015 Women in the World Summit in London, October 9, 2015.

A clip of the interview can be seen at their site, Women in the World.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Interview with Hala in TeleObs, Sept. 19, 2015:
Le monde selon Hala Gorani

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hala Gorani Commencement Speaker at George Mason University

Ms. Gorani will be the commencement speaker at her alma mater, George Mason University, on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

"...She’s hoping her story—a student who came from abroad to study in the United States and wound up making a global impact—will resonate with Mason students, many of whom followed a similar path.

“I think my experience and my life over the last 20 years of my career can be useful,” she said by phone from her home base in London. “Many [students] come from abroad. Many of them are the first to graduate in their families.”"

Read the whole story at the GMU page: Commencement Speaker Hala Gorani Returns to Where She Got Her Start: Mason