Arwa Gunja

 Arwa Gunja is Senior Producer of The Takeaway.

At The Takeaway, she helped to produce a three-part series on voters in Lake County, Ohio during the 2012 presidential campaign season and produced and edited a digital media project commemorating the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.  Arwa also oversees editorial content during breaking news events, including Hurricane Sandy, the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and the fall of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Arwa joined The Takeaway in December 2009. Before that, she was a producer at NPR, where she worked on several programs, including Morning Edition and Tell Me More. She also worked with the network's Election Unit to cover the 2008 presidential election, including election night coverage and President Barack Obama's inauguration.

In spring 2012, Arwa was selected as a fellow with the International Center for Journalists, based in Washington, D.C. Through the fellowship, she traveled to France to report on the impacts of the country's "burqa ban" legislation one year later.

Arwa graduated from New York University in 2007 with a degree in journalism. 

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

Celebrating 125 Years of Agatha Christie

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 In the run-up to Agatha Christie's 125th birthday in September, the writer's estate is asking her fans to vote on their favorite Agatha Christie novel. 

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Perfecting the Memorial Day Picnic

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's Memorial Day Weekend, and if you are planning to head to your local park for a picnic, we're here to help you get it right. 

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How Working Moms Benefit Children

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More than 40 percent of Americans believe that working mothers are "bad for society." But a new study from Harvard finds distinct advantages for children of working mothers.

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The Fight to Save Ramadi From ISIS

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to ISIS forces this weekend. Now Shiite militias are preparing for a counterattack. 


America: A Superpower No More?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Writer Ian Bremmer says the U.S. needs to pick a foreign policy strategy and stick to it. His new book offers three possible suggestions.  


Controversy on Capitol Hill

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Senator Ron Wyden has serious disagreements with the White House over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the NSA's bulk data collection program—two issues moving through Congress.

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College Costs: Your Questions Answered

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

All this week, you've been sending us your questions about paying for college. We have answers. 

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Democrats Deal Blow to White House on Trade Agreement

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Senate Democrats blocked debate on a bill to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority on a major accord with 11 Asian nations. 

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Rift Widens Between Dems, White House on TPP

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn) is among a group of Democrats at odds with the White House over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


What It's Like Getting Into all 8 Ivy League Schools

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There were no small envelopes for high school senior and valedictorian Victor Agbafe, who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford University earlier this spring.

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Meet the Army's First Female Four-Star General

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ann Dunwoody was the first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army. She discusses what her position as a female in the military has taught her about leadership.

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Report: DOJ Police Reforms Don't Last

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new investigation finds that some reform efforts can go on for decades without the Justice Department making any significant progress. 

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Retro Report: When Safety Goes Up in Flames

Monday, May 04, 2015

What do we know about the flame-retardant chemicals in our clothes, furniture and everyday products? Not as much as you'd hope.


After Riots, The Orioles Play to An Empty Stadium

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the wake of rioting and unrest in Baltimore, the Orioles played to an empty stadium as fans were locked out outside.

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Amid Crisis, Nepalis Turn to Buddhist Culture

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The death toll from last weekend's earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 5,000. How does the Buddhist faith and culture help the Nepali people in a time of such suffering? 

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Race, Class and Baltimore: Inside a Divided City

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway digs into the history of Baltimore—from the roots of the city's segregation, its economic disparity and police-community problems, and what it means for the future.

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Same-Sex Marriage: Inside The Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports from inside the Supreme Court as the justices' hear arguments for and against a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

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Why Israel is The World's Toughest Beat

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In just three years, the NYT's Jodi Rudoren has covered two Israeli national elections, two wars in Gaza, failed peace talks and watched the fallout from regional political instability.

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Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire' Reflects on Baltimore's Real-Life Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As Bunk on "The Wire," Wendell Pierce lived and worked in Baltimore for years. He reflects on the fictionalized world of "The Wire," and the real-life problems of today.

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Baltimore Pushed to The Brink

Monday, April 27, 2015

This weekend in Baltimore, thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding answers from police over the death of Freddie Gray. 

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