Omar Rahman is a multimedia journalist, analyst, and commentator. He has published articles in Foreign Policy, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Vice, Al-Jazeera English, The Daily Best – OZ, The National, Alarabiya, The Majalla, Ma’an News Agency, and Bitterlemons among other publications. He is also blogging at the award-winning online magazine +972, based in Israel and Palestine. Before writing from the Middle East, Omar was a freelance television correspondent on contract with the Associated Press in Washington DC. He began his career in journalism as an intern with Al-Jazeera’s bureau in Washington DC.
Omar holds a Master’s degree in Journalism (Political Reporting) from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York. At Columbia, Omar was a White House Correspondents Association Scholar, as well as an International Fellows Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
Omar has participated as a panelist in a number of forums including the United Nations International Media Seminar in Geneva and the Arab Latin American Forum to produce dialogue, education and cooperation between the Middle East and Latin America. He has also been a guest on Fox News and HuffPost Live.
Originally from the Washington DC metropolitan area, Omar graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Foreign Affairs and a concentration on the Middle East.