Sabrina Siddiqui is a political reporter for The Guardian (U.S.) based out of Washington, D.C. Her journey has been an exciting one, as she is one of the few South Asians who are part of political journalism in the country. She is otherwise notorious for her bold tweets and her relentless revolts on breaking Muslim stereotypes in the United States. Learn everything you need to know about her, right here in our Sabrina Siddiqui wiki!
Her Stint with Journalism Started Rather Early
Even as a child, Sabrina Siddiqui was an avid writer with a curious mind. At the age of 13, she had firmly decided to become a journalist. It all started when she innocently wrote a movie review, that was later read by her journalist cousin who encouraged her to do it more often. As per reports, she started freelancing in her teens for DesiClub.com – an online news portal for South Asians, while also managing her school’s newspaper. She went on to graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism before joining the White House Team at Bloomberg News in a part-time role.
In her later years, Sabrina moved to The Huffington Post as a political reporter before finally joining The Guardian, U.S. She has fervently worked on the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections and has written several nail-biting pieces on the country’s political scenarios.
Reporting as a Muslim American During the 2016 Presidential Election
The 2016 U.S. presidential election was a globally nerve-wrenching affair. With Trump and Clinton at odds, reporters tried to uncover all the details regarding the inner workings of their campaigns, bringing to light quite a few scandals. Sabrina Siddiqui was one such political reporter who was amidst it all. Contrary to popular belief, Sabrina Siddiqui isn’t Indian, but in fact, a global Muslim with Italian roots. So, you can imagine how the election season was even more tense for her. Despite Trump calling for a ban on Muslims, with several others from racist groups wanting to exterminate them from the country, Sabrina remained undeterred and churned out juicy content on the election season. She later wrote an interesting story on reporting as a Muslim American at the 2016 elections.
She’s a Food and Animal Lover
If looks were a testament, the fiery reporter could be passed off as a much younger version of herself. While Sabrina Siddiqui’s age is a mystery (much like the man in her Instagram feeds), she is believed to be somewhere in her mid-thirties. Little is also known about Sabrina Siddiqui’s marriage or her marital status. However, her Instagram often points ques towards a man by the name of Ali Jafar.
She is a self-confessed food lover, with some of her favorite eat-outs in D.C. being Estadio, Kaboh N Karahi, and Tail Up Goat. Sabrina Siddiqui’s Instagram posts further reveal her love for animals and for her pooches, in particular.
This is Toby. He’s 8 years old ? pic.twitter.com/araAbfWaPM
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) October 31, 2017
Unlike regular T.V reporters, Sabrina is bringing in a slow revolution when it comes to the reception of Muslims in the U.S. She’s an inspiration for many young Asians who wish to pursue bold careers in the country, as well as across the globe. For a journalist of her background to stall tall against such political upheaval takes some serious guts, and like many others, we applaud her for it!