Hala Gorani

Hala Gorani with full name Hala Basha Gorani, she is a Syrian American raised in French. She is an international correspondent of CNN and she is based in London. She is an anchor of The World Right Now with Hala Gorani at CNN. The show takes place on 9pm on weeknights. She was the co-host of the Your World Today together with Jim Clancy until 2009.  She co-hosted International Desk up to 2014 for the Atlanta Headquarters of CNN.

Hala Gorani was born in Washington: Seattle in the year 1970. She has an international background. She is a citizen of US and was raised by French and Syrian parents. Gorani lived mostly in Paris and a part of her childhood in Algeria. Hala means Corona and it is an Arabic name. She got her bachelor of science in the economics under George Mason University, in Virginia and graduated in the Institut d’etude Politique in France.  She speaks many languages including Arabic, French and English.  She likes Paris and she considers it as her home and it is the place where her mother lives.  

Hala Gorani likes American Idol and Yann Moix, a French novelist dedicated his novel to her. The novel is called Jubilations Vers Le Ciel. Even if Hala Gorani is 44 years old, according to her recent photos, she looks beautiful and she has a body which is well maintained.  She has the perfect shape and size. Even if she lived with Muslims and she has their genes, her religion is Christianity.  She is considered to be a beauty with brain and she likes to wear an A line skirt that shows her hot and toned legs. She is six inches of height and she always looks elegant regardless of the type of the dress she wears.

It is not clear if she is married or not since she likes to keep her private life away of the public.  Once, it was said that her husband is George Wassouf , a singer from  Lebanon but there was no evidence to confirm this.  It is not clear if she is dating anyone or if she is married. 

Hala Gorani started her career in La Voix Du Nord as a reporter and for the Agence France Presse. In 1998, she joined CNN network after the stint in London at Bloomberg Television.  She started to work as an Anchor for CNN at European Breakfast show for CNN international. Afterwards, she was reporting for different countries including Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. She became the first television reporter to report about the Jordan, after the suicide bombers of Al Qaeda attacked two hotels in Ammam. She covered Lebanon-Israel war of 2006 and this won CNN the honor of the Edward R Murrow Award.  She covered general election in France and moderated two sessions of the World Economic forum of Davos in Switzerland.  

Hala Gorani was inspired to become a journalist after watching the film called the Killing Field where she watched Schanberg covering the madness and tragedy of wars. You can follow her on her twitter and Instagram accounts. 

Last Modified: Apr 8, 2020

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