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Zinhle Essamuah

Reporter at NBC News, Former Correspondent at NowThis New; Documentary Filmmaker

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Zinhle Essamuah Biography

Zinhle Essamuah is a reporter for NBC News on NBC News NOW. Previously, she was a correspondent at NowThis News, the number one most watched video news creator on social media, where she anchored KnowThis, a daily evening news show. During the show’s three-year run, Essamuah anchored from New York City, Washington D.C., the battleground state of Pennsylvania during the 2020 election, and hosted the daily Instagram series and election/debate night specials for the show. As the franchise expanded, Essamuah went on to host KnowThis Live, a weekly live interview show delivering the biggest breaking stories spanning the globe.

As a first generation American with roots in the African diaspora, Zinhle—pronounced zing-clay—has a deep understanding of cross-cultural communication. Essamuah covered breaking and long-form news stories around the country with a focus on politics, justice and culture. At NowThis, she led newsmaking and urgent interviews—including an exclusive one on one prime time interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on Discovery+ and OWN in 2021. Essamuah was also a lead writer on the daily newsletter, KnowThis, and a frequent contributor to the NowThis Brief podcast.

Prior to this role, you could find her chasing stories around the nation and the U.S. Capitol as the Political Correspondent on NowThis Morning, a live digital morning news show. She is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker whose freelance and corporate filmography has premiered on Starz/Hulu and at the St. Louis International Film Festival. She is a recipient of a Gracie Award for her original debut short documentary film documenting the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri. She has been featured in Forbes, The School of the New York Times, Ghana Broadcast Corporation, Page Six, iHeartRadio, and Variety, and is a regular contributor to Cheddar News.

Essamuah has a special interest in teaching, and is a professor at The George Washington University in journalism and video production.Essamuah holds a Master’s degree in Media, Strategic Communication, and Documentary Filmmaking from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she co-founded the school’s first National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) chapter.

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    Booking fees for Zinhle Essamuah, 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 Zinhle Essamuah, 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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Reporter at NBC News, Former Correspondent at NowThis New; Documentary Filmmaker

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Zinhle Essamuah Biography

Zinhle Essamuah is a reporter for NBC News on NBC News NOW. Previously, she was a correspondent at NowThis News, the number one most watched video news creator on social media, where she anchored KnowThis, a daily evening news show. During the show’s three-year run, Essamuah anchored from New York City, Washington D.C., the battleground state of Pennsylvania during the 2020 election, and hosted the daily Instagram series and election/debate night specials for the show. As the franchise expanded, Essamuah went on to host KnowThis Live, a weekly live interview show delivering the biggest breaking stories spanning the globe.

As a first generation American with roots in the African diaspora, Zinhle—pronounced zing-clay—has a deep understanding of cross-cultural communication. Essamuah covered breaking and long-form news stories around the country with a focus on politics, justice and culture. At NowThis, she led newsmaking and urgent interviews—including an exclusive one on one prime time interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on Discovery+ and OWN in 2021. Essamuah was also a lead writer on the daily newsletter, KnowThis, and a frequent contributor to the NowThis Brief podcast.

Prior to this role, you could find her chasing stories around the nation and the U.S. Capitol as the Political Correspondent on NowThis Morning, a live digital morning news show. She is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker whose freelance and corporate filmography has premiered on Starz/Hulu and at the St. Louis International Film Festival. She is a recipient of a Gracie Award for her original debut short documentary film documenting the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri. She has been featured in Forbes, The School of the New York Times, Ghana Broadcast Corporation, Page Six, iHeartRadio, and Variety, and is a regular contributor to Cheddar News.

Essamuah has a special interest in teaching, and is a professor at The George Washington University in journalism and video production.Essamuah holds a Master’s degree in Media, Strategic Communication, and Documentary Filmmaking from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she co-founded the school’s first National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) chapter.

Zinhle Essamuah Videos

  • #HopeBeyondtheHeadlines: Zinhle Essamuah and Laurie Adams
    Hope Beyond the Headlines is a new series where we speak to members of our Women for Women International global family.
  • Presentation: NowThis is Storytelling with Impact - YouTube
    Zinhle Essamuah, host and correspondent at NowThis, and Lucy Biggers, producer and host at NowThis, present on the topic of medium, knowing your...

FAQs on booking Zinhle Essamuah

  • How to book Zinhle Essamuah?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Zinhle Essamuah for both live and virtual events for over 15 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 Zinhle Essamuah, 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 Zinhle Essamuah or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Zinhle Essamuah?

    Booking fees for Zinhle Essamuah, 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 Zinhle Essamuah, 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 Zinhle Essamuah?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Zinhle Essamuah for clients worldwide for more than 15 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 Zinhle Essamuah 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 Zinhle Essamuah or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Zinhle Essamuah 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.

Zinhle Essamuah is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Zinhle Essamuah for your event is available upon request. Zinhle Essamuah generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joy-Ann Reid, Andrea Mitchell, Neal Katyal, Leah Thomas and Lulu Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Zinhle Essamuah for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Zinhle Essamuah Speaker Videos

  • #HopeBeyondtheHeadlines: Zinhle Essamuah and Laurie Adams
    Hope Beyond the Headlines is a new series where we speak to members of our Women for Women International global family.
    Presentation: NowThis is Storytelling with Impact - YouTube
    Zinhle Essamuah, host and correspondent at NowThis, and Lucy Biggers, producer and host at NowThis, present on the topic of medium, knowing your audience, and how climate change and sustainability...

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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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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