Sara Hassan

Digital Editor/Reporter

The World

Sara Hassan is a Digital Editor/Reporter at The World.

Sara Hassan is a Digital Editor/Reporter at The World. She comes with more than two decades of journalism experience, as a writer, photographer, copy editor and field producer for TV, magazines, newspapers and digital platforms.

Sara worked for Al Jazeera English, Arabic and America for more than a decade, based in Washington DC, Doha and New York. She also worked for TRT World in Istanbul, Al Arabiya, The State Newspaper of South Carolina and served as the Editor-in-Chief of LALE Magazine in partnership with the International Women of Istanbul. In 2002, she did an independent study with the US Senate Press Gallery on Capitol Hill.

Sara has an expertise in the Middle East, South Asia and the US, has traveled to 30 countries, and has worked on a wide range of stories.

Some of her field reports include Arab Spring protests in Bahrain, Bangladesh’s garment industry, an academy for orphans in Iraq and the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

Her digital videos break down complex topics, such as the Lebanese political system, understanding Wahhabism, the conflict in the Strait of Hormuz and the pros and cons of using internet cookies.

She has also covered the past five US presidential elections.

Sara Hassan has a Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Exterior of the Museum of the City of New York, with a promotion for the "City of Faith" exhibition currently on display, New York, Dec. 1, 2022.

Museum exhibit highlights New York’s sacred spaces

The “City of Faith” museum exhibit looks at the New York City's religious roots and immigrant experience, with a special focus on the South Asian community after 9/11. Curator Azra Dawood tells The World what inspired her and why such a discussion is important.

Museum exhibit highlights New York’s sacred spaces
Ukrainian refugees wait for a transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland

Discussion: Ukraine: The humanitarian catastrophe

Discussion: Ukraine: The humanitarian catastrophe
People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk along the street in Tokyo, Japan

Discussion: What researchers have learned about the omicron variant

Discussion: What researchers have learned about the omicron variant
Cartagena's historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and contains some of the best preserved examples of 18th century military architecture in the Caribbean. The city's walls were built with slave labor.

Where The World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures

Where The World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures
A pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries at St. Mary's Church in Waltham, Mass.

Discussion: The pandemic, women's health and pregnancy

Discussion: The pandemic, women's health and pregnancy
Security forces stand guard inside an airport terminal in Rabat, Morocco

Discussion: The omicron variant and holiday travel

COVID-19 cases from the omicron variant are causing a new surge in infections around the globe. The World’s Elana Gordon moderated a live discussion with Stephen Kissler from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health about travel during the holiday season.

Discussion: The omicron variant and holiday travel
Children play with a therapist in the pediatric unit of the Robert Debre hospital, in Paris, France

Discussion: Children's mental health during COVID

The World's reporter Elana Gordon hosted a discussion on the pandemic's effects on children's mental health with Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Discussion: Children's mental health during COVID
Abdullah Hammoud, mayor-elect of Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn's first Arab American mayor-elect: 'You need not change who you are' to run for public office

"You're seeing minority populations and residents begin to really get involved in the political process," says Abdullah Hammoud, the mayor-elect of Dearborn, Michigan. He spoke to The World's Marco Werman about the issues facing his constituents.

Dearborn's first Arab American mayor-elect: 'You need not change who you are' to run for public office
A nurse prepares a syringe for a patient infected with the coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the Syrian American Medical Society Hospital

Discussion: The challenges of vaccinating people in conflict zones

As part of The World's series of conversations on the coronavirus pandemic with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion about a pandemic ceasefire to vaccinate people in conflict zones.

Discussion: The challenges of vaccinating people in conflict zones
Pope Francis sits with Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove (left) and Iman Khalid Latif (right), executive director of the Islamic Center and chaplain to the students at New York University, at a multi-religious gathering during a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum i

NYU chaplain calls for a 'true pursuit of empathy' to heal from 9/11 aftermath

Two decades after the attacks of Sept. 11, Muslim Americans revisit their lives in a post-9/11 world. Executive director and chaplain at New York University, Khalid Latif, discusses his experiences with The World's host Marco Werman.

NYU chaplain calls for a 'true pursuit of empathy' to heal from 9/11 aftermath