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About the Series: Staff Profile

Name: Mona Iskander

Position: Field Producer

Most memorable experience at NOW: Being invited into the home of a family who had lost their son in the war in Iraq. Their willingness to speak to us during this difficult time in their lives was one of the most humbling experiences of my life.

Guilty pleasure: One too many Diet Cokes in the week leading up to a broadcast.

In the past: I worked for CNN for two years and prior to that, I was a freelance radio reporter, filing stories for NPR and other local stations. I graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism.

Favorite NOW shows:

Credit and Credibility
This was one of the hardest stories to report because of the complexity of the financial world, but it was also one of the most rewarding. We were able to show people a key part of why the financial meltdown of 2008 happened.

Back to the Front
We spent many weeks with families preparing for their third deployment to Iraq. It was a unique window into the lives of military families today who are making enormous sacrifices.

Child Brides
Understanding the ramifications of child marriage through these young women's stories was a rare opportunity not often seen on television.

God and Global Warming
Seeing the effects of global warming up close in Alaska was incredible and alarming.

Inside Egypt
This was my first international story for NOW and an unforgettable experience. Over several weeks, we profiled Egyptians from all walks of life on their opinions of US policy in the region.

Personal Essays by Mona:

From the South Pacific
A Trip to Ain Shams
A Window into the Lives of Deploying Soldiers
 
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