Rowaida Abdelaziz

Award-winning Journalist


Rowaida Abdelaziz is an award-winning journalist who focuses on civil rights and social justice issues. Currently, at HuffPost, Rowaida spearheads the coverage of Islamophobia and its intersection with politics, culture, and gender.

Her stories lead the nationwide effort to redefine the standards for Muslim-related reporting. Her investigations have led to reunifying families, reopening hate crime cases, and consistently shattering the stereotypical coverage of Muslim women.

Fluent in Arabic, Rowaida also has written numerous stories on the Middle East and covered refugee communities from Syria, Yemen, and other parts of the Arab world. Outside of work, Rowaida finds immense joy gathering with loved ones over a delicious meal, particularly her favorite, stuffed grape leaves.