Zinhle Essamuah Aif2020

Zinhle Essamuah

Correspondent and Host, “KnowThis,” NowThis; Filmmaker

Zinhle Essamuah is a host and correspondent of “KnowThis,” a daily news show from NowThis on Facebook Watch. Previously the political correspondent on “NowThis Morning,” she also covers breaking and long-form news stories, including a 2019 investigation of conditions for undocumented immigrants at private detention facilities. Essamuah helped open the Washington, DC, bureau of NowThis in 2017, covering protests and reporting on the 2018 history-making candidates. Her experience as a multimedia cinematographer, editor, and filmmaker includes her debut documentary film, Hands Up, which earned a Gracie Award. Essamuah speaks across the country — she recently moderated an intergenerational town hall at the United Nations — and leads trainings and workshops on civic engagement and digital stories.

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