Twitter: @noorulaink

Noorulain Khawaja joined Spectrum News in August 2021 after having spent much of her journalism career producing and reporting from throughout the U.S as well as internationally.

She has freelanced as a political and global affairs reporter based in New York City for clients such as Al Jazeera TV, i24NEWS and Cheddar News. Some of her assignments included covering the United Nations, traveling on the Biden campaign trail, and reporting live in Puerto Rico during mass protests that led to the ouster of the island's governor.

On the digital front, Noorulain has reported for the Daily Dot and the Christian Science Monitor on topics such as the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and the future of Planned Parenthood amid the current political landscape. Most recently, she reported from Nogales, Mexico on the plight of migrants left homeless at the border.

Noorulain graduated from Columbia University's mid-career M.A. program in political and international affairs reporting. During her time at Columbia, she produced a short documentary from Kenya which featured a woman whose mission is to change how Kenyans see people with albinism.

Before working on her master’s, Noorulain spent seven years as a full-time journalist with Al Jazeera English News Channel, based in Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar. She helped to lead the network's coverage of the Arab Spring uprisings and interviewed several prominent political figures, including Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, then prime minister of Pakistan.

In her free time, Noorulain enjoys working out, hiking and reading. She looks forward to discovering all that Raleigh has to offer, including its best restaurants, coffee shops and outdoor activities.

She is excited to be part of the team of reporters for Spectrum News and hopes to bring a range of diverse voices from the Raleigh community to her stories.