Atia Abawi Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Atia Abawi (Atia)

Last Updated: 02 Aug, 2023 | Views: 594

Age: 41

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Journalist

Famous For: Foreign News Correspondent

Higher Education: Virginia Tech

Atia Abawi Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
09 Aug, 1982 (41 Years 11 Months 8 Days)

Birth Country

Birth Place
West Germany

Birth Sign


Atia Abawi Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Atia Abawi was reared in the United States after being born to Afghan parents in West Germany. She received Virginia Tech's Outstanding Alumna award after graduating.  Abawi was a foreign news journalist for CNN after graduating from college. She served in Kabul, Afghanistan, for over five years until moving to Jerusalem in 2013. She has won multiple awards, including the duPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award, for both her writing and journalism work.


Before relocating to Atlanta to work for CNN and subsequently NBC News, Atia was a reporter for CTV 76, a regional TV station in Largo, Maryland. Atia spent a lot of time in Afghanistan embedded with American, NATO, and Afghan soldiers; particularly in 2010 during the significant US and ISAF combat campaign in Marjah, Afghanistan.

Atia was hired by NBC News as its correspondent and bureau chief for Afghanistan in 2010. She also contributed to NBC's coverage of the Royal Wedding from London and contributed analysis and commentary to NBC News' special coverage of the US raid that resulted in Osama Bin Laden's death.

Books by Atia Abawi

“A Land of Permanent Goodbyes” is a young adult book by Atia Abawi. It was released in 2018 and tells the tale of a young refugee.

The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan, which was Atia's debut novel, was released by Penguin Books and was based on her experiences there.

Achievements and Awards:

One of Amazon's 2018 Best Young Adult Books of the Year is "A Land of Permanent Goodbyes."

The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi has won praise for its accurate depiction of Afghanistan.

Atia Abawi Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In Feet & Inches 5'5"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 57 kg
In Pounds 125 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Atia Abawi Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Abdul Wahid Abawi

Mother's Name
Mahnaz Ismail Abawi

Conor Powell

Atia Abawi Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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