Hala Gorani’s Net Worth, Education, Career & Family

Hala Basha Gorani is a prominent anchor and correspondent whose name originated from the Arabic word Hāla meaning halo. She has been working for CNN International since 1998 and has helped the broadcast win several prestigious awards like Peabody Awards and the Golden Nymph Award. She has covered several historical events like the terrorist attack in Paris, where one hundred thirty people lost their life.

Currently, Gorani is covering the war in Ukraine. She had previously covered the Lebanon war, and now CNN has again reassigned her to cover the war stories in Ukraine as a war correspondent. She covers the war condition from Lviv early in the morning, which then gets telecast in the USA in the evening due to the time difference.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Popular NameHala Basha Gorani 
Real NameHala Gorani 
Date of birthMarch 1, 1970
Age54 years old
Place of birthSeatle, Washington, USA
HometownParis, France
FatherNot disclosed
MotherNour Gorani 
BrotherNot disclosed
SpouseChristian Streib
OccupationJournalist, News Anchor, and 
Net worth1 Million USD
Height5 ft 6 in (170 cm)
Weight59 kg
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
Instagram idhgorani 
FacebookHala Gorani 

Hala Net Worth

Gorani is a successful diva who has been working for CNN for more than three decades.

She has worked hard for all these years, which has led her to earn more than enough fame and fortune.

She earns around 77 thousand USD by working as a correspondent for CNN and has a net worth of 1 million USD.

Hala Personal Life And Family

The veteran journalist was born in Seattle in Washington before moving to Paris after her parents got separated. She also lived in the Maghreb region of Algeria in North Africa while growing up.

Gorani and her brother grew up in Paris with their mother, who was of French ancestry.

She learned French from her French mother while Arabic from her Syrian father.

Gorani is close to her mother but has not shared anything about her father or other family members. So, not much is out of her family background or her childhood. 

Hala Husband and Relationship

Gorani is a married woman. She married her husband, Christian Streib, on June 14, 2015.

The wedding took place in Morocco, but no one knows the story of how the couple met each other for the first time.

However, since Gorani is a correspondent on CNN and Streib also works as a photojournalist working for CNN so they might have met each other during work.

It has already been more than six years of marriage, but the couple is still going strong.

They have yet to welcome a kid but are already proud parents of their dog named Louis.


Gorani has not shared any details about her high school, but she has shared that she went to George Mason University in Fairfax County.

She completed her study at university with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.

After getting her bachelor’s degree, she enrolled in Sciences Po or The Paris Institue of Political Studies.

Years later, Gorani even received an honorary doctorate from her initial university in the USA.

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Gorani started her career in journalism with LA Voix du Nord and Agency Frace-Presse as a reporter.

She worked with these establishments before joining France-3 in 1995. She worked for France-3 for three years and then joined the CNN group in 1998.

On CNN, she got offered the job of the anchor of CNN Today, a European breakfast show.

She gradually became more familiar with her workplace and got the offer to work as a reporter in the Middle Eastern countries.

She even hosted the show Inside the Middle East for five years, where she talked about different issues of the Middle East, including the struggles of gay people.

Inside the Middle East became the first show to ever talk about gay people of the Middle East internationally. It also got nominated for the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award.

Besides covering the issues of the Middle East, Gorani also covered many other historical events.

She was among the first few reporters who were allowed in Amman, Jordan, after the suicide bomber attack by Al Qaeda.

She also covered the Egyptian revolution, protests in Syria, and the ISIS attack.

The 54 year old journalist was even part of the CNN team that covered the 2015 terrorist attact in Paris.

Gorani visited the field as a reporter, but she also hosted many programs on CNN, as her primary job was as an anchor.

Till February of 2022, she co-hosted Your World Today with Jim Clancy and then hosted the International Desk till 2014.

After hosting other shows for years, CNN finally gave Gorani her own in 2017. The show was called Hala Gorani Tonight and went on for two seasons.

Currently, Gorani has returned to the field as a war correspondent. She is reporting live from Lviv and covering the Ukraine-Russia war. 

For her bravery and enthusiasm, she has received several medals. She even got the opportunity to moderate the closing session of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.

And seeing her reporting from Lviv proves that she deserves all the awards and appreciation that she has got to this day.