Dallas/Fort Worth residents relied on the credibility of Sonia Azad’s news reports during the pandemic and before that. Now, this Emmy Award-winning health journalist is moving on to the next phase of her career. Sonia Azad announced she is leaving WFAA News 8 in December 2022. Her longtime viewers of the “Health Check” segments on WFFA Daybreak naturally want to know where she is going next and if they will see her on broadcast again. They especially hope she will be seen in the Dallas area even after she leaves the station. Find out what Sonia Azad said about her departure from WFAA-TV here.
Sonia Azad to Exit WFAA-TV
Sonia Azad received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. In her initial professional broadcast career, she was a general assignment reporter at KGTV San Diego from 2008 to 2009.
Her resume also boasts experience at Chicago and Washington news stations, including being an international correspondent at Hague and in India. Her special, Passage to India, won an Emmy in 2011.
The globetrotting reporter has been living in Texas since 2009 while working at KTRK-TV’s ABC13 in Houston. From there, she joined WFAA News 8 in 2015.
We have a week of special Health Checks on @WFAADaybreak at 5:30a & 6:30a to celebrate! 🧡 #iamup pic.twitter.com/6xqoV4U8L0
— Sonia Azad (@SoniaAzadTV) December 26, 2022
Sonia Azad has reported on conflicts and refugees internationally, but health and wellness have been center stage in her career. She’s not only a certified yoga instructor and seasoned marathoner, but she also has extensive knowledge about and experience with workout trends.
Health and medical organizations have acknowledged her coverage of topics like egg freezing, medication recalls, and more. Azad also stays up to date in the health field with courses for journalists.
Houston and Dallas residents associate integrity and credibility with Sonia Azad’s reporting. That’s why it dejected them when she announced her exit from WFAA News 8.
Azad broke the news on Christmas on her social media with a heartfelt statement thanking Dallas for all the love and support it has given her in the past seven years. Viewers can catch up with her on “Health Check” in her final week on WFAA Daybreak before her last day on air.
Sonia Azad is moving on to a new career adventure in 2023. However, she has not yet revealed what’s next for her yet. The reporter has hinted that she might be leaving Dallas but hasn’t confirmed it yet.
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Azad will stay connected to her followers, old and new, through her official website and her online yoga and meditative classes. So keep your eyes peeled on her social media for further updates on Sonia Azad.