freelance for CNN
Journalist and Author
Dalal Mawad is an independent award-winning Lebanese journalist and author of “All She Lost”, a non-fiction book on Lebanon’s collapse and the Beirut explosion told through women stories. She currently works for CNN in Paris as a freelance senior producer. She is also a professor at Sciences Po in Paris teaching video journalism. Previously, she worked with the Associated Press as a senior producer and correspondent covering Lebanon and the MENA region. Mawad is the winner of the Samir Kassir Award for the Freedom of the Press in 2020 for her short film on a transgender woman in Lebanon. She was also a finalist for the same award in 2012 for an investigative story on Lebanon’s Jews. Mawad has also worked as a regional video producer for the United Nations Refugee Agency covering displacement in the Middle East and the world. Previous to her work at the UN, she was an on-air reporter with LBCI, a Lebanese broadcaster, where she mainly covered human rights, gender-based violence and environmental issues. Between 2012 and 2013, Mawad worked as a deputy news editor for Al Jazeera English in Doha covering the war in Syria. She has a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and another Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York where she graduated with honors and was awarded the Joan Konner award for outstanding reporting for Television and Radio.