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Mona Kosar Abdi

Mona Kosar Abdi American reporter and journalist

American reporter and journalist
Mona Kosar Abdi
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Intro American reporter and journalist
Is Journalist News presenter Reporter
From United States of America
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio Journalism
Gender female
Birth 1991, San Diego, Califonia
Age: 29 years
Residence Washington D.C.
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Biography

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.

Career

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.

In addition, Abdi contributes stories and opinions to various national and local media outlets including Huffington Post and siouxlandproud.com

References
https://web.archive.org/web/20140714201826/http://www.monakosarabdi.com/
https://www.huffpost.com/author/mona-kosar-abdi
https://web.archive.org/web/20160728135059/https://wset.com/news/local/abc-13-exclusive-one-on-one-interview-with-donald-trump
https://archive.is/Y8ENU
https://web.archive.org/web/20190109143136/https://www.news5cleveland.com/about-us/staff/anchor-mona-kosar-abdi-biography
https://web.archive.org/web/20190612173104/https://www.huffpost.com/author/mona-kosar-abdi
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Article Title: Mona Kosar Abdi: American reporter and journalist - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
Website Title: PeoplePill
Publisher: PeoplePill
Article URL: https://peoplepill.com/people/mona-kosar-abdi/
Publish Date: 25 Nov 2016
Date Accessed: 04 Jul 2020
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