Noorulain Khawaja has spent much of her journalism career producing and reporting throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Noorulain joined the Spectrum News 1 team in August 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina, before returning to New York to work as a reporter in the Hudson Valley.
While in North Carolina, she covered issues impacting everyday Americans, including the housing crisis, minimum wage, and voting rights. Noorulain developed strong relationships within the Black, Latino, Muslim, LGBTQ, and refugee communities. She came up with enterprising stories on topics shaping America’s culture wars such as the debates surrounding abortion and gun rights.
Before her time at Spectrum, Noorulain lived and worked in New York City as a freelance multimedia reporter and producer for clients such as Al Jazeera TV, i24NEWS, and Cheddar News. During this time, she covered the United Nations, the Biden presidential campaign, and the mass protests in Puerto Rico that led to the ouster of the island’s governor.
Noorulain also spent seven years as a full-time journalist with Al Jazeera English News Channel, based in Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar.
Noorulain holds a master’s degree in political and international affairs reporting from Columbia University.
In her free time, Noorulain enjoys working out, hiking and reading. She’s visited the Hudson Valley many times, and she looks forward to further exploring the region’s best restaurants, coffee shops and outdoor activities.