Hannah Allam profiles U.S. Muslim life for BuzzFeed News. She previously reported for McClatchy, spending a decade overseas as bureau chief in Baghdad during the Iraq war and in Cairo during the Arab Spring.
She moved to Washington in 2012 to cover foreign policy, and in 2015 began a year-long series documenting rising hostility toward Islam in America. She also covered race and demographics during the tumultuous 2016 presidential election.
Allam was part of the McClatchy teams that won an Overseas Press Club award for exposing death squads in Iraq and a Polk Award for reporting on the Syrian conflict. She was a 2009 Nieman fellow at Harvard and currently serves on the board of the International Women’s Media Foundation.