Laila Al-Arian

Ochberg Fellow

Laila Al-Arian is a Washington DC-based journalist and senior producer for Fault Lines, an award-winning current affairs program on Al Jazeera English. She has produced documentaries on subjects ranging from the impact of the heroin epidemic on children in Ohio to the devastating effect of the Trump administration's travel ban on two families in the Middle East, and an investigation into conditions inside factories in Bangladesh that produce goods for Walmart and Old Navy. She has been honored with a Peabody Award, Robert F Kennedy Award in journalism, National Headliner Award, and has been nominated for three News and Documentary Emmys. Her reporting has been picked up by the Rachel Maddow Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and the Huffington Post, among others.

Prior to joining Fault Lines, Al-Arian worked as a news producer for Al Jazeera English, covering everything from Guantanamo Bay’s youngest detainee to the re-settlement of Iraqi refugees in the US. She received a BA in English literature from Georgetown University and an M.S. from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Salon, The Independent, and other publications. She is co-author of the book Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians.

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