Sonia Azad Biography
Sonia Azad is an award-winning journalist of the health and wellness sector. She is based in Dallas, Texas where she works on the news segment News 8 Daybreak on WFAA-TV. Over the years, she has covered topics in the United States and the world in total. In addition to journalism, she is also a certified Yoga instructor and a marathon runner.
She was motivated to become a journalist as a young girl. She watched how the Persian Gulf War happened on TV and thought to herself that she wanted to join them. Although she didn’t get to become a war correspondent, she has made remarkable works in the field she is involved in.
Sonia Azad Age
Sonia was born on the 17th of September 1982 to a family of Persian descent.
Sonia Azad Education
She studied at the University of Texas graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. After this, she attended the Medill School of Journalism and graduated with a Master of Science in Journalism. Along with this, she also got a Master of Legal Studies at the Pritzker’s School of Law.
Sonia Azad Dating
She was rumored to be dating the co-anchor, Ron Corning. The rumors were cleared up by News 8 Daybreak as they answered a fan’s tweet saying that nothing existed between the two. Sonia even posted a photo of herself with a stuffed cowboy referring to the doll as her new boyfriend.
Sonia Azad Career
Sonia Azad has worked for several TV stations before joining WFAA. In 2008, she reported the presidential elections between former president Barack Obama and the John McCain for the American University’s WAMU Radio Station. She has also reported for other local stations on topics like The medical aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Texas, the incident when the Army Veteran Micah Johnson opened fire on a group of police officers among many others.
Her most notable works were: the gubernatorial campaign of the Texas Senate member Wendy Davis, The Ebola Crisis in Dallas, and Annise Parker’s, the Houston Mayor, gay marriage. Along with these, she has also covered a number of worldwide topics like war crimes in Africa and the Balkans, the Iranians and Afghans seeking asylum in Paris, as well as the disaster of the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle.
Sonia’s success as a reporter and journalist began showing in 2011 when she won an Emmy Award for her performance of her special report called “Passage to India”. In 2012, she was named one of the best reporters in the state by the Associated Press.
Sonia Azad Philanthropy
Along with her works in journalism, she is also greatly involved in Community Service and Charity. She currently serves on the board of directors for Halo House Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves people with certain types of cancer.