Kim Ghattas Biography
Kim Ghattas is a Dutch-Lebanese journalist currently working at BBC as an anchor. She has covered the US State Department. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut.
Kim Ghattas Age
How old is Ghattas? She is 44 years old as of 2023. She was born on 1 January 1977 in Beirut, Lebanon. Ghattas celebrates her birthday on 1 January every year.
Kim Ghattas Education
Ghattas attended and graduated from the American University of Beirut, studying political science. At the same time, she worked as an intern at an English-language newspaper in Beirut. She later worked for the Financial Times and the BBC from Beirut. After reporting from the Middle East, in early 2008 she moved to Washington, D.C. to take up a post covering the US State Department.
Kim Ghattas Height|Weight
Ghattas stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Kim Ghattas Family
She was born in Beirut Lebanon, however, she has not revealed information regarding her family members.
Kim Ghattas Husband
Ghattas likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she is in a relationship or not.
Kim Ghattas Children
Ghattas likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she has children or not.
Kim Ghattas Career
Currently, Ghattas is now a contributing writer for the Atlantic and a non-resident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, commuting between Beirut and Washington, D.C after 2 decades at BBC as a journalist, it was time to bid farewell to this great institution. Her inspiration to become a journalist was led by her desire to find answers to the chaos around her began at the age of 13.
She started her broadcasting career in 1998 as an intern at the local English-language newspaper The Daily Star in Beirut. She was reporting for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, as well as the Financial Times and the BBC, within a few years. Additionally, she traveled throughout the Middle East, reporting from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and, of course, Lebanon. Her BBC colleagues and she covered the war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006, and we were awarded her for international news coverage.
Kim Ghattas BBC
In 2008, she left her post in Beirut, where she began her career as a journalist to become the BBC’s State Department correspondent based in Washington. She traveled with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry on a regular basis for six years. She has received recognition for her State Department reporting from publications such as Monocle.
Moreover, Ghattas’s front-row seat to the shaping of American foreign policy inspired her to write The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Personal reflections on growing up in war-torn Lebanon as a child with questions about America are included in the book.
Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Time, and The Washington Post. She frequently speaks on Middle East issues and American foreign policy on American television and radio, as well as at special events. She is a trustee of the American University of Beirut, her alma mater, and a beacon of intellectual engagement in the Middle East. Ghattas also serves on the board of directors of ARIJ, an organization that trains and supports investigative journalists in the Arab world.
Kim Ghattas Black Wave
Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East, Ghattas’s second book, is a post-1979 history of the Middle East. Ghattas not only paints a broad picture of how those events shaped the region, but he also provides timely and thought-provoking insights into their ongoing destructive influence. The weaponization of sectarianism, women’s rights, the Arab Spring’s dashed hopes, and the rise of Al-Qaida and the Islamic State are all richly contextualized and illustrated.
She revealed many of these stories through the eyes of a plethora of individual men and women who spoke out against the post-1979 conservative turn in the Indian government. Ghattas tells many of these stories through the eyes of a plethora of individual men and women who spoke out against the region’s post-1979 conservative turn. The book is jam-packed with accounts of ambition, treachery, and cruelty, complete with historical details down to the hour of the day. She paints enthralling portraits of the protagonists, including murderous zealots and reformers who preached moderation until they were exiled or murdered. A superbly researched and subtly told story—this is contemporary history at its best.
Kim Ghattas The Secretary
Ghattas wrote The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power in 2013 about her travels with Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. In addition, she later worked for the BBC, where she covered Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Kim Ghattas Books
- Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East
- The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power.
Kim Ghattas Salary|Net Worth
Ghattas has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Kim Ghattas Social Media Platforms
She is very active on social media platforms and has over 88.9k followers on Twitter, 3k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.