Who is Nayyera Haq?

Nayyera Haq was born on the 1st October of 1981 under the sign of Libra, in Staten Island, New York USA. She is a 38-year-old journalist, policy advisor and radio talk show host, known for serving as a Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs in the White House, and for hosting her own show on Sirrus XFM Radio.

How rich is she, as of now? Nayyera Haq Net Worth and Assets

Nayyera Haq’s net worth is over $3 million, while her salary is reputedly close to $100,000 per year, earned from her involvement in the government service, career as a radio talk show host, and from business, since she runs her own company.

Early Life, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity

Nayyera Haq’s parents are Pakistani immigrants, who moved to the US in 1980 and settled on Staten Island, New York, where she was raised. Both of her parents were hired by the public service – her father worked as a teacher at a public school, while her mother was a scientist specializing in physics. She has a brother named Tom Kofie, who works as a medical doctor. She is a Muslim. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is mixed.

Educational Background and Polyglot

Nayyera attended Stuyvesant High School, and upon matriculation enrolled into the University of Michigan to study History. Thereafter, she continued her education at Georgetown University’s Law Centre, from which she obtained her MA degree in Law and Journalism in 2008. Nayyera is fluent in English, Spanish, Urdu and Hindi.

Career Beginnings

In 2002, Nayyera Haq started pursuing her professional career as she was hired to work in the position of a Media Advisor to Nancy Pelosi, a Democratic Party politician who currently serves as Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

Nayyera Haq

Between 2004 and 2006, Nayyera worked for Congressman John Salazar as Director of Communications and Spokeswoman, during which stint Nayyera faced some problems due to her opinions on Muslims who live in the US. In 2006, Nayyera Haq joined the government-controlled department and began by serving the Children’s Defense Fund as their National Spokesperson.

Nayyera Haq as the White House Senior Director

In 2008, Nayyera came to prominence as the Director of Communications during the presidential campaign of the US President Barack Obama, when she was in charge of communication strategy, stakeholder outreach and public relations.

Between 2009 and 2010, Nayyera served in the position of a Senior Advisor for the State Department of the Treasury, where she developed and put into effect a communications plan for federal government just at the time of the economic crisis, and then worked as a Senior Advisor on Public Affairs, and Foreign Language Spokesperson, and spent four years there under Secretary John Kerry and Secretary Hillary Clinton. In 2014, she was promoted to the position of a Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs in the White House, helping them to carry out the President’s agenda on economic policy and national security.

Entrepreneurship, Radio Hosting and Articles

According to her LinkedIn account, Nayyera Haq decided to start her own business in January of 2015, establishing the public affairs advisory agency Avicenna Strategy Company, and has served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ever since.

She has also appeared in various political shows to discuss actual topics in the world of politics. In May 2017, Nayyera moved a step further, and launched her own radio talk show on the Sirrus XFM Radio station.

Besides that, she is an author of a number of articles for such magazines and online platforms as Bustle, CNN, Huffington Post, etc. One of her articles which caught a lot of attention was published in February of 2017 on The Root, entitled “Birthing My Half-Black, Half-Pakistani, Full-Muslim Son in the Era of Trump”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Dark brown hair
  • Dark brown eyes
  • Height – 5ft 4ins (1.62m)
  • Weight – 123lbs (56kgs)
  • Vital Statistics – 34-29-35
  • Shoe Size – 7 (US)

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Personal Life: Husband, Son, Residence

Nayyera Haq is married to a man whose name has not been revealed. He comes from Oakland, California and is of African-American ethnicity. Her husband enrolled after matriculation in Tuskegee University, Alabama, from which he graduated and now works as a veterinarian. It is also known that he and his parents converted to Islam. They tied the knot on the 29th April, but the year of their wedding is still unknown. Nayyera gave birth to their first child, a son named Idris, in November of 2016. The family’s current residence is in Maryland.

Hobbies, Favorites and Charity Work

In her spare time, Nayyera enjoys cooking, scuba diving and hiking. Her favorite actor and actress are Matt Damon and Emma Watson. She also likes traveling and one of her favorite destinations is Los Angeles. Nayyera is also known for her charity work and collaborations with various charities, since she has been involved in the Charity race organized by the Historical Black College University (HBCU).

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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