Hannah Allam

The Washington Post

Hannah Allam is a national security correspondent for NPR. And previously worked as a national reporter for BuzzFeed News, covering U.S. Muslim life. She previously spent a decade as a foreign correspondent at McClatchy, serving as Baghdad bureau chief during the Iraq War and Cairo bureau chief during the Arab Spring uprisings. She’s also covered foreign policy and race/demographics. Allam was part of McClatchy teams that won a Polk Award for Syria reporting and an Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award for exposing death squads in Iraq. She’s been active with the National Association of Black Journalists, the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists’ Association, and the Overseas Press Club. She lives in Washington with her 6-year-old son, Bilal.