Amara Omeokwe loves telling a good story and has a passion for business/economic coverage and the issues that matter most to everyday people and disadvantaged communities. She currently works on Morning Edition, NPR's flagship morning program.
Previously, she worked for Time Warner Cable News in North Carolina as a Video Journalist/Reporter covering general assignment and breaking news stories. Amara shot, wrote, narrated and edited all her stories, frequently reported live and "look-live," and was the lead business reporter in the Greensboro newsroom.
In 2017, she helped launch and served as executive producer on several episodes of True Story, a video web series from theGrio.com focused on issues facing the African-American community. A native New Yorker, she recently spent a year in her hometown completing a Master's Degree in journalism at Columbia University.
She got her start in news at NBC Universal, working her way up from the East Coast Page Program to producing at CNBC. During her four years at CNBC, Amara covered a wide range of financial topics, including Wall Street banks, M&A, IPOs, and the daily market action in stocks, bonds and options.
Amara’s still on the lookout for business stories these days, but is excited to cover much more beyond that. She fell in love with audio journalism while in graduate school, and is enjoying learning how to create stories for this platform.
When not working, Amara can often be found watching reality TV (don’t judge!), listening to podcasts, exercising and laughing at random things on the Internet.
Amara is a graduate of Harvard University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Social Anthropology.