Joe Kawly

Joe Kawly

Anchor/Journalist, Middle East Broadcasting Networks

Joe Kawly is a storyteller, human rights advocate, and a fake news fighter. Currently, he is a news anchor in MBN’s Alhurra TV, a non-profit organization funded by U.S. Congress.

From attending journalism school at Georgetown University and covering the turmoil in the Middle East, he has spent 20+ years in the media industry with expertise in all facets of communications, journalism, social media, and digital branding.

Joe covered the war zones in Lebanon and Syria, and reported on historic elections in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen after the Arab Spring revolution. In 2017, he was the Director of Media and Public Affairs for the first global digital summit at the General Assembly in the United Nations, NY.

Joe mentored teams to increase the Global Young Voices’ presence on digital platforms. He is a media strategist who consults executives and startups on building captivating story brands.

Joe is an alumnus of the CNN Journalism Fellowship. And as of October 2021, with his public coming out, he is the first Arab news anchor to come out as queer calling for acceptance and challenging taboos.

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