Waliya is a three time Emmy Award winning television news producer. Her career has taken her to numerous jobs, everything from the Today Show in New York City to small-market television on Texas-Mexico border and resulted in a variety of awards and honors.
She currently produces the 10pm newscast for the ABC affiliate in Houston, the station’s flagship show and the most watched newscast in the market. Her expertise in news media and the Muslim community is heavily sought after by local and national groups.
She’s spoken at dozens of conferences and special events including ISNA’s national convention. Waliya graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin as a Senior Fellow of the School of Communication. She earned a Bachelor’s of Journalism with a broadcast concentration and minors in Communications Studies and Islamic Studies.
Waliya will be the Master of Ceremonies at Houston United 2013!