Zinhle Essamuah Aif2021

Zinhle Essamuah

Correspondent and Host, “KnowThis,” NowThis; Documentary Filmmaker

Zinhle Essamuah is a correspondent at NowThis, a news organization appearing on social media platforms. Host of the “KnowThis” weekly news and interview show, she also covers national news stories, recently reporting on Black maternal mortality in the COVID-19 era and underserved communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2017, Zinhle opened the NowThis Washington, DC bureau. She has a certification from the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking at George Washington University. Her documentary films include The Minority Vote, about issues that faced millennials during the 2016 election, and Hands Up, which follows stories of the Black Lives Matter movement. A public speaker, she moderated the first Intergenerational Town Hall at the United Nations.

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