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Posts Tagged ‘Amna Nawaz’ 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’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,” 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, and the network’s investigative unit in DC.

The memo from Gittrich and Frey is after the jump. Read more

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NBC News Plans Pakistan Programming

NBC News is planning a series of reports about Pakistan, specifically North Waziristan, the place where the Taliban is believed to be based, and where the U.S. launches more drone strikes than anywhere else. “Inside Pakistan” will kick off Monday March 4 on “Today,” with more installments on other NBC News programs and outlets throughout the week.

Correspondent and Islamabad bureau chief Amna Nawaz traveled to Waziristan for the series, the first foreign journalist granted permission by Pakistan’s government to do so. Some of her reports apparently focus on the Pakistani military’s efforts to build roads and schools in the isolated region.

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