Hello! My name is Hufsa Kamal and I am a multimedia professional based in Washington, D.C. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, I came to American University to attend graduate school, where I earned a Master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs in the Summer of 2014.
I started out my undergraduate years on the pre-dentistry track, but quickly realized I was more interested in journalism. So, I participated in journalism related internships with companies including Deliciously Vintage Chicago and Journal Communications, Inc and more recently, the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council.
I currently work at WMAL Radio as a newsroom assistant. In the broadcast industry and especially at WMAL, no two days are ever the same. At WMAL, I primarily interview people for use in radio newscasts. My interviewees have included a former D.C. mayoral candidate, a member of Congress and county council members of Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. Through my interviews, I learned how to effectively communicate with politicians, activists, business owners and high-profile interviewees, and I have become very comfortable speaking with them. Through these experiences, I have sharpened my interviewing skills by honing in on my ability to effectively communicate while functioning in a high intensity environment.
I am bilingual, with fluency in Urdu and the ability to read Arabic. I speak an intermediate level of French as well. I wish to utilize my language skills and multicultural competency in my future journalism career.