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NBCNews.com Launches Asian Pacific Islander Vertical Led by Amna Nawaz

NawazAmna Nawaz is taking on a new role with NBC News. Nawaz, who was most recently the Islamabad bureau chief and correspondent, will lead coverage on NBCNews.com’s new Asian Pacific Islander vertical.

“Under Amna’s direction, we plan to grow the Asian Pacific Islander vertical into a robust destination, featuring great storytelling, unique videos, breaking news, original photography and personal essays,” NBCNews.com executive editor Greg Gittrich and editorial director Hillary Frey wrote in a note to staffers.

During her 10 years at NBC, Nawaz has been a producer and reporter for NBC, MSNBC, NBCNews.com and the network’s investigative unit in DC.

The memo from Gittrich and Frey is after the jump.

Everyone,

We’re preparing to launch a new Asian Pacific Islander vertical. We’re happy to announce that the coverage will be led by Amna Nawaz, who most recently served as the network’s Bureau Chief/Correspondent in Islamabad, reporting for all NBC News platforms from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the region.

In her new role, based in New York, Amna will assign and edit coverage of news and issues that matter to Asian Pacific Americans. She will help us tell unique stories from both here in the United States and abroad, often contributing reporting herself to the vertical and all our platforms. The coverage will address issues of culture, identity, and experience. We also will delve into political and economic issues. In all cases, we will use NBC News’ original reporting resources across the region, the CNBC network in Asia, and our partnerships with Global Post, Al Jazeera English, and others.

Under Amna’s direction, we plan to grow the Asian Pacific Islander vertical into a robust destination, featuring great storytelling, unique videos, breaking news, original photography and personal essays.

Amna is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been with NBC for nearly a decade, producing and reporting for the network shows, MSNBC, the Investigative Unit in DC, and NBCNews.com. In 2013 she became the first foreign journalist to gain access to North Waziristan, the global hub of Al Qaida and Taliban activity.

Please congratulate Amna on her new role and welcome her to the digital team.

Best,

Greg and Hillary

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