A Pakistani-American, Amna Nawaz, has created history by becoming the first South Asian American journalist selected to moderate a US presidential debate. Amna Nawaz of PBS News Hour will co-moderate the sixth Democratic primary debate on Dec 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Nawaz joined PBS NewsHour in April 2018 and is now its senior national correspondent and primary substitute anchor.
At NewsHour, Nawaz has reported politics, foreign affairs, education, climate change, culture and sports. In 2019, her reporting as part of a NewsHour series on the global plastic problem received a Peabody Award.