Hala Gorani

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth March 1, 1970
Nationality American
Profession TV Anchor
Working for CNN
Ethnicity Arabic-European
Marital Status Married
Spouse N/A (Husband) (Lebanese Singer)
Married on N/A
Net Worth(s) N/A
Name on Birth Hala Basha-Gorani (Real Name)
Divorce Not Yet
Height 5' ft 6" inch
Weight N/A
Religion Muslim
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Gray Brown
Twitter @HalaGorani
Body Measurements N/A
Age 51 Years

Hala Basha-Gorani is an American anchor/correspondent for CNN International based in the network's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. She anchors CNN International's 7 p.m. CET International Desk from CNN Center.


Hala Gorani was born on March 1, 1970, in Seattle, Washington, United States as Hala Basha-Gorani.


Gorani was mainly raised in Paris, France. She has also lived in Algeria. Her name "Ha'la" is a common Arabic name meaning "Corona."

School College

She earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., and graduated from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris in 1995.

Father, Mother

She is a U.S. citizen with Syrian and French parents.

Career Life and Jobs

Hala Gorani is an anchor and correspondent for CNN International and is based at the network's headquarters in Atlanta.

She anchors the 1300ET/1900CET edition of 'International Desk', the weekday program that brings viewers into the heart of CNN’s newsgathering operation and immerses them in the latest stories of the day.

In 2010 Gorani covered the devastating earthquake in Haiti, for which CNN’s coverage was recognized with a Golden Nymph award - one of the highest honors in international journalism - at the Monte Carlo Television Festival last year.

Gorani formerly hosted ‘Inside the Middle East’, the monthly show featuring stories on the most important social, political and cultural issues in the region. During her five years as host, she reported on several colorful and thought-provoking stories including poverty in oil-rich Bahrain; everyday struggles for artists living in Iraq; and gay life in the Middle East, which was a first on international television and earned a nomination for a Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) award.

She was instrumental in CNN International’s coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in 2006, for which CNN won an Edward R. Murrow Award.

In early 2009 she presented ‘The Middle East Challenge’, a special hour-long program that took an insightful and thought-provoking look into the problems and promise facing the Middle East.

In November 2005 Gorani was one of the first television reporters on the ground in Amman, Jordan after al Qaeda suicide bombers attacked two hotels. Earlier that year, she covered the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.

Gorani has also reported extensively from France, leading CNN’s coverage of the French presidential elections in 2002 and 2007.

Previously based in London, Gorani anchored CNN International’s European breakfast show, ‘CNN Today’.

She joined CNN in 1998 from Bloomberg Television in London, where she worked as an anchor. She also worked for French network France 3, covering stories for the French cable network Paris Premiere. Gorani started her career in journalism writing for French daily 'La Voix du Nord' and news agency 'Agence France Presse'.

Husband, Marriage and Divorce

There has been no confirmed report but she is reportedly married with a Lebanese singer.

Hot, legs, feet, and pictures

She is hot and has nice feet and legs. Her pictures are found in abundance in the internet.

Height, weight and age

She has a height of five feet and six inches and she has also maintained a good height-weight balance.

Nationality, Ethnicity, religion

She is an American national with mixed Arabic-European parents.

Net Worth, Salary and income

She has been able to create a lot of wealth throughout her career. She has a nice income too.

Body Measurements, Body Shape, Body Figure

She has a nice body shape and grabs the eye of people at a glance.

Award and Achievement

She was instrumental in CNN International’s coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in 2006, for which CNN won an Edward R. Murrow Award.

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