Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, Winner of ICFJ's 2017 Excellence in International Reporting Award
She was previously based in Cairo and covered the Arab World for NPR. In 2006, Nelson opened the NPR Kabul Bureau. During the 3 1/2 years that followed, she not only covered the war, but she shared stories about the ordinary lives of Afghans, from teens struggling to get an education to women running for office in the midst of upheaval.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Nelson speaks Farsi, Dari and German.
Please join us at our Awards Dinner on Nov. 9 to meet Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.