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Amara Walker

CNN Anchor; Foreign Affairs & Political Correspondent

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Amara Walker Biography

Amara Walker is an anchor and correspondent at CNN's global headquarters in Atlanta. She began her career at CNN as an anchor for CNN International in 2012. During her time with CNNI, she distinguished herself as one of the lead breaking news anchors, having covered a number of live major international news events, without a script for hours on end.

Walker was part of the election night team that covered the contentious 2020 Presidential election and the Georgia Senate runoff. She reported on President Trump’s repeated attacks against the Georgia Secretary of State baselessly claiming fraud. Her subsequent reports focused on the investigations into Trump’s phone call pressuring the Secretary to “find” more votes after his loss to Joe Biden.

She also anchored the network's coverage of the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela; and the large-scale demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong in June 2019, helming the network's rolling coverage of protesters storming the city's Legislative Council building in June 2019. Walker was also live on the air as a fire ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in April 2019.

Other major live events Walker has anchored include the truck terrorist attacks in Nice, France, and the Berlin Christmas market in 2016, the 2017 La Rambla van attack in Barcelona, the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, the 2015 deaths of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the death of Ariel Sharon, the South Korea Sewol ferry disaster, the historic double canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the referendum in Crimea, which led to Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian region. Walker was live on the air as security forces stormed Kiev's Independence Square, which ultimately led to the crisis in Ukraine. In 2014, she led the network's initial coverage of the Ottawa shootings at the Canadian Parliament which was simulcast on CNN and CNN International. Walker was also nominated for an Emmy award for her breaking news coverage of the Manchester Arena bombing attack during an Ariana Grande concert in 2017. Additionally, she provided updates on Anderson Cooper's AC360's "360 Bulletin."

Before CNN, Walker served as a news anchor and general assignment reporter at WFLD in Chicago. While there, she reported from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign headquarters during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She also covered the 2012 Chicago teachers' strike that shut down the public school system for eight days. In addition, she contributed numerous reports on the violence plaguing the south side of Chicago.

Prior to Chicago, Walker spent seven years at WTVJ in Miami as a weekend evening news anchor and general assignment reporter. During her time there, she reported on major national and international stories including the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, the 2012 Florida Republican primary, the 2006 NBA championship and the 2010 governor's race in Florida. In the summer of 2005, she reported from New Orleans and Mississippi as Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the South. After the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Walker traveled to the country to cover the devastation.

Born and raised outside of Los Angeles, Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual degree in political science and broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California. She speaks conversational Korean and Spanish.

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    Booking fees for Amara Walker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amara Walker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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CNN Anchor; Foreign Affairs & Political Correspondent

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Amara Walker Biography

Amara Walker is an anchor and correspondent at CNN's global headquarters in Atlanta. She began her career at CNN as an anchor for CNN International in 2012. During her time with CNNI, she distinguished herself as one of the lead breaking news anchors, having covered a number of live major international news events, without a script for hours on end.

Walker was part of the election night team that covered the contentious 2020 Presidential election and the Georgia Senate runoff. She reported on President Trump’s repeated attacks against the Georgia Secretary of State baselessly claiming fraud. Her subsequent reports focused on the investigations into Trump’s phone call pressuring the Secretary to “find” more votes after his loss to Joe Biden.

She also anchored the network's coverage of the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela; and the large-scale demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong in June 2019, helming the network's rolling coverage of protesters storming the city's Legislative Council building in June 2019. Walker was also live on the air as a fire ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in April 2019.

Other major live events Walker has anchored include the truck terrorist attacks in Nice, France, and the Berlin Christmas market in 2016, the 2017 La Rambla van attack in Barcelona, the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, the 2015 deaths of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the death of Ariel Sharon, the South Korea Sewol ferry disaster, the historic double canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the referendum in Crimea, which led to Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian region. Walker was live on the air as security forces stormed Kiev's Independence Square, which ultimately led to the crisis in Ukraine. In 2014, she led the network's initial coverage of the Ottawa shootings at the Canadian Parliament which was simulcast on CNN and CNN International. Walker was also nominated for an Emmy award for her breaking news coverage of the Manchester Arena bombing attack during an Ariana Grande concert in 2017. Additionally, she provided updates on Anderson Cooper's AC360's "360 Bulletin."

Before CNN, Walker served as a news anchor and general assignment reporter at WFLD in Chicago. While there, she reported from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign headquarters during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She also covered the 2012 Chicago teachers' strike that shut down the public school system for eight days. In addition, she contributed numerous reports on the violence plaguing the south side of Chicago.

Prior to Chicago, Walker spent seven years at WTVJ in Miami as a weekend evening news anchor and general assignment reporter. During her time there, she reported on major national and international stories including the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, the 2012 Florida Republican primary, the 2006 NBA championship and the 2010 governor's race in Florida. In the summer of 2005, she reported from New Orleans and Mississippi as Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the South. After the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Walker traveled to the country to cover the devastation.

Born and raised outside of Los Angeles, Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual degree in political science and broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California. She speaks conversational Korean and Spanish.

Amara Walker Videos

  • New Day Weekend with Amara Walker & Gaan Akers of Hillside, Inc
    Amara Walker from CNN's New Day Weekend interviews Gaan Akers, Clinical Education Manager at Hillside, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • CNN's Amara Walker gets emotional after Biden speech
    CNN's Amara Walker got emotional following President Joe Biden's remarks supporting the Asian American community in the wake of the Atlanta spa...
  • CNN reporter Amara Walker describes 3 racist attacks within an hour
    CNN's Amara Walker describes three back-to-back racist encounters she experienced at New Orleans International Airport.

FAQs on booking Amara Walker

  • How to book Amara Walker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amara Walker for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Amara Walker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amara Walker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Amara Walker?

    Booking fees for Amara Walker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amara Walker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Amara Walker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amara Walker for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amara Walker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amara Walker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amara Walker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Amara Walker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Amara Walker for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Amara Walker generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laura Ling, Richard Lui, Ayesha Rascoe, Chi-Lan Lieu and Alicia Menendez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amara Walker for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Amara Walker Speaker Videos

  • New Day Weekend with Amara Walker & Gaan Akers of Hillside, Inc
    Amara Walker from CNN's New Day Weekend interviews Gaan Akers, Clinical Education Manager at Hillside, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
    CNN's Amara Walker gets emotional after Biden speech
    CNN's Amara Walker got emotional following President Joe Biden's remarks supporting the Asian American community in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings.
  • CNN reporter Amara Walker describes 3 racist attacks within an hour
    CNN's Amara Walker describes three back-to-back racist encounters she experienced at New Orleans International Airport.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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