August 07, 2021
NEW YORK —Fox News Channel (FNC) has promoted Pakistan-born female journalist Aishah Hasnie to congressional correspondent beginning in mid-August.
Hasnie started her journalistic career with Geo News TV, Pakistan. She received a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Indiana University and was named a Dick Yoakam Broadcast Journalism Scholar.
She commented: “I am honored to be joining FOX’s esteemed Washington team during this complex moment in our nation’s history. Capitol Hill is arguably one of the most intriguing and consequential places in the world and I’m looking forward to bringing viewers into the heart of America’s most important conversations.”
Hasnie most recently served as FNC’s New York-based correspondent, reporting from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on nursing homes, testing sites, and mental health.
In 2020, she was named a New York Woman of Impact by Variety for her coverage of the coronavirus, specifically for her report on how the pandemic impacted Muslim Americans during the Ramadan season.
Additionally, Hasnie covered the protests throughout New York City following the death of George Floyd. She also followed the devastation of Hurricane Sally on the ground from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Prior to her reporting role, she served as an overnight anchor for the network.
Previously, Hasnie was an anchor and investigative reporter at WXIN-TV, the Fox affiliated television station in Indianapolis, where she helmed the 4:00 pm newscast First at Four. Additionally, Hasnie served as an investigative reporter and substitute anchor at CBS affiliate WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this role, her enterprise reporting on voyeurism law inspired local legislation to close a loophole in the system.
Her journalistic work has been recognized by the local Indiana Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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