Mona Kosar Abdi (born 1991) is an American journalist, currently a News Correspondent for ABC News based in Washington DC. She is fluent in English, Somali and Spanish.
Early life and Education
Abdi was born in 1991 in San Diego, California and grew up in San Diego; Doha, Qatar; and London, UK.
She attended the University of California in San Diego, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Communications.
After graduation, Abdi started her journalism career in January 2012 as a News Writer and Assignment Editor for San Diego ABC affiliate 10News. While at 10News, Abdi contributed to the coverage of various high profile stories including the abduction of 16-year-old Hannah Marie Anderson in Lakeside, California and the sexual harassment allegations against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
In May 2013, she joined the Al Jazeera network, covering the Middle East and East Africa news.
In January 2014, Abdi relocated to Lynchburg, Virginia, and began working as a reporter for WSET-TV channel 13, an ABC-affiliate. Working with WSET, in July 2016, she got the chance to interview one-on-one the then presidential hopeful Donald Trump when he and his running mate Mike Pence held a town hall in Roanoke, Virginia.
Abdi left WSET after three years and joined Cleveland, Ohio-based ABC-affiliate channel WEWS-TV, as a reporter/anchor, in January 2017.
Since January 2019, she has been serving as a news correspondent for ABC News, based in Washington D.C. She is regularly seen on ABC's World News Now and Good Morning America Weekend Edition, alongside ABC's Janai Norman and Kenneth Moton.
|Article Title:||Mona Kosar Abdi: American reporter and journalist - Biography and Life|
|Author(s):||PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff|
|Publish Date:||25 Nov 2016|
|Date Accessed:||04 Jul 2020|